If you’re a Project Runway fan, you probably already know about the new spin-off show Project Accessory. The show pits 12 designers against each other as they complete weekly challenges to create the most eye-popping, fashion-forward accessory possible. And what better accessory is there than a stunning piece of jewelry?
Rio Grande was excited to see jewelry-making and jewelry designers get the lead in such a mainstream TV show, so we’ve teamed up with Project Accessory to keep the fun rolling! Besides donating tools used on the show, we’re releasing one new project each week inspired by the same challenges the designers face. Keep our projects inspired by Project Accessory bookmarked and sign-up to get an email each time a new project releases. You can follow along with our steps and supplies or take our idea and turn it into your own creation!
And just to spice things up for the blog, how about a weekly contest? We’ll keep it simple and sweet: last night during the premiere, the Project Accessory designers had to recycle found objects to create a piece perfect for America’s favorite outfit – a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. So what’s your go-to piece for jeans and a tee? Run through your Etsy site, grab something you’re working on or snap a picture of that perfect piece you could never bring yourself to sell. Upload a photo in the comments and let us know why you wear that piece whenever you go casual. We’ll pick a winner and add a quick $10 to their Rio Grande account for their next purchase. Don’t have an account? No problem, you can sign up for one right here.
Every week of the Project Accessory season we’ll have a new project, a new contest and a new winner, so come back every Friday and follow along with the fun. Jewelry is center stage this season—join the spotlight!