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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Marble Caves of Chile June Week 5 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 “Marble Caves, Chile”. 

Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
The strong aquas and blues are represented in these earrings.

Regina Croteau of Fused Glass Rocks
Dichroic Fused Glass Pendants, AB Square Crystals with Vintage Bright Turquoise Glass Beads, create this Necklace and Earrings
Stunning vintage round lampwork and Swarovski AB square glass beads make up the necklace and earrings.The fused glass pendants are turquoise glass with dichroic glass. The pendants measure approximately 3/4" wide and 1-1/4" and 3/4" long including the bale. The chain is silver plated.
The necklace measures approximately 19" long and is finished off with silver plated lobster claw clasp..
The matching glass bead earrings measure approximately 1-3/4" long and dangle from sterling silver french earwires. 

Regina Croteau of Fused Glass Rocks
Dichroic shimmering ocean turquoise blue and green Fused Glass earrings and pendant on silver plated bails
The sterling silver snake chain measures approximately 24 inches long and the pendant measures approximately 1-3/4" long and 1-4/4" wide.
The earrings dangle off silver plated earwires at approximately 2 inches in length and 6/8 " each.
This ensemble is stunning on and works for any occasion or outfit. 

Barbara Mucha of Cha By Design
Lapis Luzuli beads hold in a nest of sterling silver jumprings. The deep blue of the lapis lazuli beads reminds me on the marble caves in chile. The way they are hold like pearls in there shells as a treasure hidden in stunning caves. 

Kim Forrer of Kim Forrer Designs
A glass artist traded this gorgeous lampwork bead for a piece of jewelry. When I saw pictures of the Marble Caves I knew this bead would be perfect for this challenge. I added other stones and beads to this bracelet to compliment the swirls of greens and blues. 

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
A black marble donut is surrounded by azure blue apatite, and suspended from a strand of blue-dyed black marble with more blue apatite and some irregular silver rondelles. The beaded wire wrap frame and pendant bail were very experimental. 

Diana Brandt of dianaBdesigns
This is a wire crochet bangle/cuff style bracelet. I do a lot of wire crochet, but not this kind of wire crochet. I used the colors of the caves in the seed beads. There were so many beautiful colors to use. This type of wire crochet is hard for me to do so this was a real challenge. This style of crochet always looks messy to me. The bracelet is made slightly larger than the wrist. Once it's on, a little squeezing and tugging into place creates the curvy look of the bracelet. This is soft, flexible, strong and very comfortable to wear. 

Tammie Everly of TTE Designs
I confess that I made this several weeks ago, but when I looked at the inspiration photos for Marble Caves, I could not get the similarity out of my mind. So I present "Gradient Layers " pendant and earrings set made from polymer clay. 

Cheryl KauhaaPo of Jungle Beads
I tried to capture the feel of the cave by using silver findings and the Amazonite chips and the beautiful reflections of the aqua in the glass teardrop and Swarovski crystals. Necklace is 19" long. 

Laura Harrison Bosch of Multibeadia Designs
What a beautiful place! The colors just pulled me in, they were the inspiration for this bracelet. Blue Hemimorphite squares, Green Amazonite Chips & Gold Pearls. The charm's texture is how I imagine the cave's walls feel. 

Laura Bracken of Bracken Designs Studio Art Jewelry
Repurposing at its, well if not finest, at least at its funnest. These children’s game pieces now serve duty for an eye-catching pair of earrings. The instant I saw the little blue chips, I knew they’d be perfect for my Marble Caves themed piece. 

Kelly Hosford Patterson of PyxeeStyx
"Trekking Patagonia" -A lampwork glass focal bead with a fantastic marbling pattern is strung on beautifully irregular hand dyed sari silks in a rich array of deep watery blues. I domed and patinaed a Chilean coin and soldered a T-bar onto the back to use as a button and loop closure.

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

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Nohline said...

These are so fun! Love the repurpose earrings!

Tammy Adams said...

Loving all these beautiful bold blue creations.

touch of silver said...

Kudos to the creators of all these pieces...I so look forward to the newest blog posts...also looking forward to getting back to the workstation sometime soon. In the meantime I"m living vicariously through this great team!!!!!

Pamela Hollis said...

Gorgeous work inspired by a spectacular place. The colors expressed are one of my favorite palettes.