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Sunday, April 27, 2014

FIRE April Week 4 Elements Theme SRAJD Jewelry Challenge

Our design challenge theme for April is “ELEMENTS” and the fourth set of entries for this month were inspired by the weekly theme of “FIRE”.

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Nohline L'Ecuyer of Nohline L'Ecuyer
Fire Opal lampwork beads in a necklace where I learn how to do wire coiling. Lampwork beads and sterling silver.

Bonnie Jacobsen of BDJ Designs

Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
The earrings represent fire to me because of the orange crystals, red seed beads and the volcano rivoli in the center.

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
I made the lava flow focal and button beads for this "Molten" necklace from polymer clay. They're combined with beads made from lava rock, and a cracked glass beaded drop.

Sue Ranbarger of Suzies Little Shop
Set your night on Fire! Fire affects done with agate color play and Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks on hammered copper.

Kim Forrer of Kim Forrer Designs 
Fire Agate is the focal stone. I tried to include all the colors of fire from dark orange to blue, including black lava stone, black shell, orange, yellow and red Mookite, Jasper, lampwork bead, Mexican painted Sunflower stone and Apatite to represent the blue flames.

JeriEllyn Holt Ross of Images By Jer
This bangle was made with 16 and 24 gauge non tarnish Inspire Wire and accented with semi precious stone chips! The clasp is also handmade.

Nathalie Lesage of Nathalie Lesage Jewelry
When I think of fire, I think of burnt orange and the artisan Dichroic glass beads wrapped on the Copper jumped out of my stash right away. I had to use them! The deep amber-honey marquise beads at the bottom sort of flicker like flames with their painted metallic edge.  I had to go with Copper, given the earthy rustic nature of the theme.
Check the previous blog posts to see all the weekly challenge designs to date.  And keep an eye out for the upcoming challenges.

May Theme: Greek Gods and Goddesses 
Weekly theme deadlines
May 5th Apollo, god of the sun, light, and healing
May 12th Artemis, goddess of hunting, wilderness, wild animals, childbirth, and the moon
May 19th Dionysus, god of wine, parties, madness, and ecstasy

May 26th Chronos, god of time

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