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Thursday, July 3, 2014

June Overall EXOTIC LOCATIONS Theme SRAJD Jewelry Challenge

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Our theme for June was “Exotic Locations” and the entries for this weekly design challenges were inspired by specific theme locations. This final blog entry for the June challenges are the jewelry pieces designed with an overall theme of “Exotic Locaitons” inspiration and not specific to any one location.

Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
The overall impression I got from the inspirational pictures was color. I did an embroidered bead bracelet representing all the colors and shades that jumped out at me.

Regina Croteau of Fused Glass Rocks
This is an absolutely stunning necklace made up of hand cut block fused glass. These multi-colored beads measure approximately 3/4" to 1-1/4" long by approximately 1/2" wide. They are accented with round rose quartz beads and garnet beads and attached by silver plated spring rings and silver plated chain and lobster clasp.
The necklace measures approximately 20" long and is finished off with silver plated lobster claw clasp..
This original art piece was hand-cut and created in my home studio using fused block glass cut and fused into beads, kiln fused and annealed to ensure quality and stability.

Kristine Peshek of Grey Feather Designs
It's hard to think of a more exotic location than the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. This necklace, in its inspiration and materials, could have come from the tomb of an important personage there. (If I could read hieroglyphics, we'd have a name, as an enclosed cartouche such as the focal here represents the owner's name in most cases.) Lapis beads, graduating in size from 10-12 mm down to 3mm make up the strand, with accent beads, focal cartouche, and hook and eye clasp all in sterling silver. Many of the lapis beads have flecks of gold pyrite, adding to the exotic aura. One of a kind, and I hope you all love this one as much as I do!

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
A charm bracelet in antiqued brass finish, for that "old world charm" effect. With a compass to help you find your way as you discover exotic new locations around the globe.

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

July’s themes and deadlines: Iconic 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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1 comment:

Tammy Adams said...

Another great month of inspiring themes and gorgeous designs.