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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rousseau July Week 4 Iconic Painters Theme SRAJD Jewelry Challenge

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Our theme for July is “Iconic Painters” and the entries for this week’s design challenge were inspired by the theme of “Henri Rousseau”. 

Mary E. Mallia of Jewels for Scheherazade
This is a wooden bangle bracelet ornamented with decoupage images from Henri Rousseau's painting "The Dream".

Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
I made a bracelet with the muted and silver greens I see in his paintings. There's a touch of blue for the skies. Most of his colors are soft, relaxing and subtle with just a few touches of stronger greens.

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
I used large kambaba jasper and tiger iron beads on Vintaj brass chain to represent the bold lines and verdant colors of Rousseau's jungle theme paintings.

Kelly Hosford Patterson of Pyxee Styx
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" - A tropical jungle of vines, woven on knotted Irish waxed linen. Three carved Chinese zodiac coins depict animal scenes reminiscent of Rousseau's paintings, "Snake Charmer", Hungry Lion...", and "Surprised!". A goat runs through the jungle, hunted by the tiger. A carved bone monkey swings through the palm trees. Czech glass leaves, Picture Jasper, Batikan seeds, woven wicker beads, and carved bone. Closes with a lampwork glass donut and a drilled driftwood toggle bar.

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

August’s themes and deadlines: Concepts
August 4th Kintsugi
August 11th Recycling
August 18th Opposites
August 25th Communication

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1 comment:

Linda at French Hollow said...

There are some amazing pieces here! I love Kelly Hosford's take.