There were a respectable 1,350 new skins added to the workshop this week, including a large number of face masks and metal breastplates. We gently remind readers that Facepunch is only likely to approve a couple of these kinds of skins a week, so working on them sharply reduces your chances of approval since there's so much competition in that space.
Speaking of competition, we also think the quality of Rust skins in the workshop is rapidly improving. Have a look at our earlier skin pix posts and you'll see what we mean. Quantity of submissions has fallen a bit week over week, but quality keeps going up. Good luck out there!