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Sunday, June 1, 2014

May Overall GREEK GODS AND GODDESSES Theme SRAJD Jewelry Challenge

Our theme for May was “Greek Gods/Goddesses” and while the entries for each week’s designs were inspired by individual gods and goddesses (see previous blog posts), the following are the entries for the overall theme of Greek Gods and Goddesses, not specific to any of the weekly themes.

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Joyce Ingram of Pink Tallulah
A golden collar necklace to empower any Greek god. Rich colours and strong elegant lines. A combination of materials including organza ribbon, gold plated wire and a selection of co-ordinating gemstones including Mookite, Tigers Eye, Smokey Quartz and Lemon Quartz.

Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
The necklace represents a laurel wreath that the Greek Gods were depicted wearing in photos.

Nohline L'Ecuyer of Nohline L'Ecuyer
Greek God collar. Brass chainmaille weave of my own design. I made and added a scarab bead.

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
I call these earrings "Ambrosia" which is food and nectar of the gods. No one really knows what it was or looked like but some speculate it was honey or mead. I used honey-colored amber chips and milky white glass beads with gold accents

Kelly Hosford Patterson of PyxeeStyx
"Tethys" - a hammered copper Greek key cuff bangle. The Greek key, or meander is wrapped around a raku bead by Earth Butter with similar geometric shapes inscribed in the ceramic. The meander was the most important symbol in ancient Greece, representing the eternal flow of things. Deriving it's name from the twisty turning mythological river Meander. I named it after the Titan Greek goddess Tethys, who was considered an embodiment of the waters of the World. She was the daughter of Uranus (sky), and Gaia (earth), and the mother of the river Meander, as well as other famous rivers like the Nile. Also she was the mother of the Oceanids, 3000 Greek water nymphs who each preside over a different body of water.

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

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Pamela Hollis said...

I am in awe of all of the entries. Each one captures the Greek Gods theme in very different and unique pieces of jewelry. Kudos to all.

Sharon Peterson said...

All are truly inspired and beautifully designed. Incredible work!

NEDbeads said...

Gorgeous pieces! I am seriously in love with the treatment given to the bead in the metal cuff - what a perfect showcase for a focal, and just so perfect for the theme, too!!