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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

RUMPELSTILTSKIN September Week 3 Fairy Tales Theme SRAJD Jewelry Challenge

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Our theme for September is “FAIRY TALES” and the entries for this week’s design challenge were inspired by the theme of “RUMPELSTILTSKIN”. 

Dani Meyers from Of Two Minds Designs
I based this ring on the version of Rumpelstiltskin that is in the show Once Upon a Time. In this version Rumple's father sent him to live with the women who taught him to spin straw so that he could gamble, drink, etc. with no bothers. When Rumple becomes a father he is known as the town coward and has a chance to become "The Dark One" which he chooses over his son. The gold wire represents the only good thing to come from his father's betrayal, the two hearts represent Rumple and his son separated by the promises of fortune by obtaining the evil of "The Dark One" (a darkened gold bead.

Scotti Cohn of Jewelry by Scotti
The story of Rumpelstiltskin is about spinning straw into gold, so I decided to spin a little straw of my own into a sparkly gold coil bracelet using golden beige glass pearls in three styles, 6mm Preciosa white pearl beads, gold crystal spacer beads, and Miyuki pearl white #11 seed beads. 

Vonna Maslanka of Just Vonna
I had just glanced at the inspiration pictures while scrolling through the SRAJD Facebook group the other day; when it hit me! I have a design on my table that just might work. Lots of mixed materials, metal, semi-precious gemstones, beads, pearls and findings - hand knotted with waxed linen and finished off with copper chain! Browns and a splash of green, very organic just like the forest where rumple lives!! :) 

Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
I made a bead embroidery necklace using the traditional spinning wheel with all the gold strands and also added Rumpelstiltskin's dagger from the TV show "Once Upon a Time". Thought I would just combine them. 

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
Golden wire spiral earrings made with gold artistic wire and Czech glass gold beads. For Rumpelstiltskin spinning straw into gold. 

Carole Grant of CG Studio Jewelry
I envision Rumpelstiltskin weaving and weaving his gold into long pieces of gold thread. This cuff was created with a simple wire wrap technique.

Sherri Jones of SenoJ Designs
This one was a real challenge for me. It forced me to step outside my comfort zone. I decided to go for the Gold in this challenge. My interpretation of the straw that was turned into Gold by the little man that appears at night. Hope you enjoy this choker necklace set in Gold and White. 

Laura Bracken of Bracken Designs Studio Art Jewelry
I used a combination of rose gold colored wire along with traditional yellow gold colored wire in this abstract woven piece. The three circles represent the three nights of spinning straw into gold. 

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

September’s themes and deadlines: Fairy Tales
Sept 1: Sleeping Beauty
Sept 8: Little Red Riding Hood
Sept 15: Rumpelstiltskin
Sept 22: Beauty and the Beast
Sept 29: Rapunzel

October’s themes and deadlines: Eras, Real and Fictional
Oct 7: Downton Abbey or Edwardian
Oct 14: Road Warrior or Post Apocalyptic
Oct 21: Lord of the Rings or Elfish/Medieval
Oct 28: THX 1138 or Futuristic Minimalism

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Tammy Adams said...

Wonderful assortment of interpretations, all so beautifully executed.

touch of silver said...

Truly amazing and creative interpretations to produce these one of a kinds...Well done!!!

Mary Rembach said...

Amazing designs! You people are really creative.

vonna said...

Excellent job on all accounts the designs and the interpretive stories were amazing! This was a fun fairy tale challenge!