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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Antelope Canyon June Week 3 Exotic Locaitons Theme SRAJD Jewelry Challenge

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

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Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
This necklace reminds me of the colors in the caves with a hint of purple around the stone. The curves remind me of the twists and turns.

Sue Ranbarger of Suzies Little Shop
The flow of Antelope canyons comes to life in the curves of this copper necklace. Hammered into shape and finished with Alcohol Inks and fire. Adorned with aluminum and Czech glass beads, finished with leather cord and a hand made clasp.

Kim Forrer of Kim Forrer Designs
I Have had this piece of petrified wood for quite awhile, never knowing what to do with it. However after looking at images of Antelope Canyon, it looked like the perfect piece for this challenge. The curves and the colors represent the canyon, the chain is the beam of light, the orange lampwork bead represents the sun and the silver "hands" wrapped around the stone are from people down in the rocks.

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
I used imperial jasper and purple agate to reflect the colors of the canyon in shaded light. I kept the design simple because the beauty of the beads needs little embellishment.

Cheryl KauhaaPo of Jungle Beads
I liked how the Sardonex coins reflected the motion and color of the Antelope Valley rock. This necklace is 23-1/2" long accented with copper rondel disks and handmade copper hook to close.

Diana Brandt of dianaBdesigns
I wanted to create something that gave the impression of the movement of the wind in the caves as well as highlight the dramatic colors. This pendent is made from 18 gauge copper wire, hammered for texture and then shaped. It is colored with various mediums allowing the copper color of the wire to show through. The rustic finish is completed with a suede cord.

Tammie Everly of TTE Designs
I hoped these polymer clay earrings would evoke those lovely ridges and swirls in the inspirational pictures of Antelope Canyon, USA. I backed them with black PC and added some black ceramic lentils for pop. I had a completely different idea to start, but here's where I ended up...sometimes that is how art works for me.

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
This bracelet combines red banded jasper and yellow calcite beads to represent the banded Navajo Sandstone formations of the canyon in full sun.

Nohline L'Ecuyer of Nohline L'Ecuyer
Antelope Canyon, AZ - Copper cuff (20g) with a square wire frame, printed through rolling mill, and fire patina. Rubbed and polished with Renaissance Wax.

Laura Bracken of Bracken Designs Studio Art Jewelry
I wanted to created the idea of layers within the color scheme presented so I saw pierced three pieces of copper sheet into this overlapping design, then textured the center piece, emulating the ripples of the Antelope Valley rocks. After soldering the pieces together, I added a variety of patinas to give the piece the ethereal feel as seen in the inspiration photos.

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: Famous Painters
July 7th Pablo Picasso
July 14th Piet Mondrian
July 21st Leonid Afremov
July 28th Henri Rousseau

Click here to see our blog post with visual inspiration for the June and July weekly challenges.

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Pamela Hollis said...

Every single design is a masterpiece - if it's possible, Antelope Canyon has surpassed the SRAJD other exotic locations in disign inspiration. Great job, all.

Aloha! said...

It's so wonderful to see how creative everyone is with their medium. Such wonderful pieces.

Tammy Adams said...

I love the diversity of techniques and interpretations. And that people were inspired by different aspects: the colors, the light, the movement, the shapes. Wonderful work.

Nohline said...

Amazing creativity on display here. I love that there are so many techniques used to convey the spirit of Antelope Canyon.

Laura Bosch said...

Another week of amazing unique designs.