Oh, the challenges the contestants faced to make it to the final 3, there was the cat suit challenge, hand bag challenge, beach junk challenge, the Kenneth Cole challenge, and the Bug challenge. Some very successful outcomes, some not so much. As the count down to the end approached I began to narrow down my two favorite although I must admit it did change a few times. Ultimately my two favorites to win it all were Nina and Rich. In a somewhat surprising ending Brian took it all. Although Bryan is quite talented, he was often hit or miss with me and in the end I was just not in love with the final pieces he produced. I am eager to see what he puts out for the general public.
Here is a peek at the winning designs Brian produced: Brian
The show had some hits and misses and it definitely has some kinks to work out. I noticed on the PA blogs many people suggested the producers should not bring this show back. I actually disagree. I think Project Accessory has potential. It was the first crack at a show of this type and I think they should give it another try. If the producers take into account some of the suggestions of the viewers and lessons learned from watching the show unfold, I think the show could work. It its a wonderful platform for little known accessories designers to get noticed. I'm willing to give it another chance, allow them to work out the kinks and see where this goes. No word on season 2 yet but I'm keeping my eyes and ears peeled. Congratulations to Brian on the win and to all the contestant for making the cut! I'm sure quite a few of the contestants will take that 15 minutes of fame and run with it! This type of exposure can lead to great opportunity and I am wishing all the contestants all the best in their careers.
Christine Haynes, A.J.P
Fezelry Jewelry Designs
Christine Haynes A.J.P., Owner and Designer of Fezelry Jewelry Designs has over 15 years of specialized education and experience hand-crafting works of art. Haynes, a graduate of The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), is an Accredited Jewelry Professional (A.J.P.) holding several certifications from the GIA in diamonds, colored stones, and jewelry essentials.
Haynes is not only a certified, independent jewelry designer, she is also an instructor, co-author of Easy Beading Vol. 6 and Jewelry in a Flash (Kalmbach Publishing), and a frequent contributor to several industry-specific publications. Following her mantra of jewelry, "Designed by me, uniquely you," Haynes creates pieces that you'll be sure to adorn, now and forever.
Find out more about Christine and her work at www.fezelry.com