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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LORD OF THE RINGS or MEDIEVAL ELVEN STYLE October Week 3 Iconic Eras Theme SRAJD Jewelry Challenge

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Our theme for October is “Iconic Eras:Real and Fictional” and the entries for this week’s design challenge were inspired by the theme of “Medieval and Elvish style or Lord of the Rings inspired”.

Kay Lancashire of Kay’s Artycles
Constructed out of brass with elements riveted on, including insects and flowers and of course 'jewels' (crystal) The finished piece was aged with a patina and rubbed back. I lined it with black felt to hide the workings. 

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
Elvish-inspired earrings using plain and twisted silver wire to create vine-like tendrils.

Annie Laughton of Unique Rabbit Jewellery
This is called the Elven Spring Garden and is a lush mix of lucite and lamp work glass flowers, crystals, Czech fire polished crystals and an array of crystals and glass pearls. The clasp is a hand forged scrolled hook and the large crystals have been wire wrapped. I thought it apt for an elvish child or even enlarged as a beautiful head dress, being evocative of flowers, nature and all that is beautiful in the world.

Kim Forrer of Kim Forrer Designs
Very heavy Nickel silver and brass cuff that I blackened and flamed with my torch to give it these blue and dark bronze tones. I can envision a warrior wearing this cuff into battle.

Debi Riley of Fairy Willow Cottage
I love mythical and fantasy things...and just love fairies...so i like to make jewellery with this in mind for some of my pieces....this is a fairy inspired scroll wrap bracelet made with copper wire and semi-precious rose quartz gemstones..... 

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
The medallion pendant on this medieval-inspired necklace has shimmering blue inlays that change color from different angles. The pendant is made with polymer clay and some other mystical ingredients.

Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
I did a delicate necklace with small medallions and gems on gold chain.

Kim Forrer of Kim Forrer Designs
While painting a copper pendant in the colors of autumn leaves, I thought it looked rather medieval looking. So added a heavy oxidized silver chain, deep red freshwater pearl, red tigereye and garnet to resemble berries on the vine. Very fitting for a elven festival. 

Kelly Hosford Patterson of Pyxee Styx
"Elven Magic" woodland ear cuff - Scrolled hammered copper wire embellished with Swarovski crystals, fresh water Pearls, Czech glass leaves, Amethyst, Iolite, and lampwork glass bird and flower blossom by Kim Snyder, climbing the side on tendrily vines. 

Laura Bracken of Bracken Designs Studio Art Jewelry
Swirls and scrolls of pure silver for my Elven ring, fused, formed, soldered, hammered, tumbled, then polished. 

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

November's themes and deadlines: Iconic Eras, Real and Fictional
Nov 4: Organic

Nov 11: Elegant
Nov 18: Modern
Nov 25: Rustic
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Tammy Adams said...

Lovely interpretations once again. And once more I am impressed at the diversity of styles, techniques, and materials.

Juliet said...

Pyxee Styx: very cool!. I can see this ear piece worn for sure. Beautiful!!

Kay Lancashire: That piece is spot on and a winner. Perfect. Very authentic looking.