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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Angkor Wat Cambodia June Week 4 Exotic Locaitons Theme SRAJD Jewelry Challenge

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Our theme for June is “Exotic Locations” and the entries for this week’s design challenge were inspired by the theme of “Angkor Wat, Cambodia”.

Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
The shape, color and especially the ridges remind me of the temples in most of the landscape pictures.

Regina Croteau of Fused Glass Rocks
Rich Bronze and Golden Amber colors make up this most fascinating tigress necklace and earrings. The rich large faceted tigereye beads are combined with faceted jasper rondelles and vintage bronze glass hearts. The three focal points on gold plated bails are bronze fused glass.
This necklace and earrings are not for the weak of heart. This is a bold one-of-a kind piece.
The fused glass was made by me in my home studio. They were kiln fused and annealed to optimum temperatures to create a sturdy and attractive piece.
The necklace measures approximately 20" long, the three focal fused glass points measure approximately 2" long and has a gold plated clasp.
The matching dangle earrings approximately 2-2/4" long. The matching earrings hang from gold plated french wires.


Kristine Peshek of Grey Feather Designs
This necklace has "Southeast Asia" practically stamped on it. The silver elephants are Hill tribe work, and the elephant with upraised trunk is considered to be good luck in both Buddhist and Hindu cultures. The other silver beads are sterling, "Bali-style", and of course, the beads are jade (probably color enhanced, but still good quality).

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
I used a rainbow of natural and treated gemstone beads to represent the seven major chakras in this mala-inspired necklace with antiqued brass finish face of Buddha pendant.

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
The focal of this necklace is a lotus blossom carved from chalk turquoise. It is strung on magnesite with red dyed howlite accents and a Bali-style silver toggle clasp.

Mary E. Mallia of Jewels for Scheherazade
This necklace consists of my own artist made decoupage beads bearing images of the women carved into the architecture at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Cheryl KauhaaPo of Jungle Beads
The grey stone buildings and temples caught my eye! Stacked "stone" earrings accented with Swarovski and sterling findings.

Nohline L'Ecuyer of Nohline L'Ecuyer
I tried to capture the spirit of Angkor Wat and the architecture and shape of the roofs with the use of vintage Afgan and Nepalese beads in silver and lapis lazuli. Pieces of viking knit in sterling join the beads. I tried to wire wrap in a loose fashion to show the roots of the trees holding everything together. Tiny (1mm) lapis lazuli beads are threaded onto fine fishing line on the other side. A Tibetan prayer wheel hangs at the bottom of the necklace.

Kelly Hosford Patterson of Pyxee Styx
"Holiday in Cambodia" - Angkor Wat was once a Hindu temple, turned Buddhist. It's unique in that it has the symbols of two different religions carved all over it. I carried this through into my necklace.
The elephant is sacred to the Hindu. They are considered the living incarnation of the God Ganesha.
The Om mantra, used for a toggle clasp, is of Hindu origins, but used in Buddhism as well. The Lotus blossom symbol and the Vajra Dorje are also used in both religions.
I carried the spires of the temples through my piece with the filigree beads, and in the pendant.
Cherry Quartz, Labradorite, and vintage lucite beads are strung on Irish waxed linen, with a mix of antiqued bronze charms.
The pendant is a postage stamp in a wire wrapped frame and sealed in lacquer. Embellished with Moss Aquamarine, Fire Agates, Moonstone dangles, and an enameled elephant charm.

Laura Bracken of Bracken Designs Studio Art Jewelry
For this challenge, I went untypically non-literal. I decided to just go with the feeling I got when looking through the photos of Angkor Wat and I ended up being inspired to work with some richly colored fabrics with golden embellishments. I wrapped the fabric around a hammered copper wire bangle using African trade beads and patinated copper wire. For the embellishments, I made three bronze charms and combined them with more African trade beads.

Check the previous blog posts to see all the weekly challenge designs to date. And keep an eye out for the upcoming challenges.

June’s themes and deadlines: Exotic Landmarks
June 2nd Kyoto, Japan
June 9th Deadvlei, Namibia
June 16th Antelope Canyon, USA
June 23rd Angkor Wat, Cambodia
June 30th Marble Caves, Chile

July’s themes and deadlines: Iconic Painters
July 7th Pablo Picasso
July 14th Piet Mondrian
July 21st Leonid Afremov
July 28th Henri Rousseau

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Laura Bosch said...

Just amazing!

Sandra said...

Wow, all so very lovely! Great job

dianaBdesigns said...

Such stunning designs. I'm just overwhelmed. Great job everyone!

Tammy Adams said...

Wonderful and inspired designs yet again. I can't wait to see next week, next month, etc. It just keeps getting better.

PyxeeStyx said...

What stunning and inspiring entries this week. Fabulous!