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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ROAD WARRIOR POST-APOCALYPTIC STYLE October Week 2 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 “Post Apocalyptic Era… or Road Warrior style”. 

Juanita Day of River’s Edge Creations
I love the look of Steampunk--industrial, funky, edgy and fun. The vintage buttons on this collar type necklace are beautifully aged. The simple brass chain is the perfect way to display this one of a kind piece. 

Kay Lancashire of Kay’s Artycles
I actually did this piece for another challenge 'Dungeons & Dragons" also due right now, so I hope you don't mind me 'Killing two birds with one stone" I named the piece "Kalevi's breast-plate" Kalevi is the Finnish for Heroine. This is beaten copper patinaed with flame. The surface embellishments are pewter and riveted on. Spikes and scales are steel The chain is plated copper rings and byzantine weave maille. The clasp is made using a dragon pendant in pewter. The piece can be worn in two different lengths.

Betony Maiden of A Fair Maiden Jewelry
My steampunk apocolyptic inspired piece. Made using vintage washers and watch pieces. She is a Time Guardian. She is here to remind he wearer to always love, hope, and dream. Thru the good and the bad. Thru all of life's challenges she is here to remind you to to always believe in and be proud of yourself. 

Maxine Booth of Perfectly Practical
I didn't make this for the challenge but it seemed just so perfect for a post apocalyptic theme, with multiple shapes, textures and finishes of chains, natural elements like shell, leaf and spotted bead.

Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
I did a black necklace and matching bracelet with skulls. It's made with seed beads and black crystal pearls. 

Diane Perry of Catcophany Wearable Art
The form folded copper cuff is darkened with at heat patina and hammered for a rugged look. The balled copper wire attaching the ceramic focal bead is wired to a heavy gauge hammered copper wire. The look is that of a rugged very metal time. 

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
I imagine jewelry in a post-apocalyptic era would be an assemblage of found objects such as bottle caps, pop can tabs, weathered and worn bits and pieces, and maybe a few sparkly odds and ends. I used Vintaj paints to add patina to washers and a key, smashed a few bottle caps, wired them all together with copper and strung them on a piece of faux leather.

Caroline de Rijke of CaroBijoux
This bracelet is made of suede and brass metallic chain. It turned out to be a steampunk style bracelet. I wasn't intend to do so... I love it when that happens! Great theme! 

Ronni Eloff of Vamp Kitty Designs
This is completely recycled parts. I wanted to start with things that were old, discarded and broken. Many of these parts were fixed slightly or some of the parts were distressed to make them look weathered. The chains are two different Abstain weaves of silver and pale gold. The piece is meant to wear your wealth in the post apocalyptic world. 

Kelly Hosford Patterson of Pyxee Styx
"Relic" bangle - designed to look as if it might have been dug up in the desert post apocalypse. A scrap of copper, hammered into an undulating wave pattern. Textured. Embellished with chunky silver solder, and patinaed to look ancient. 

Laura Bracken of Bracken Designs Studio Art Jewelry
I learned some new skills while creating this post-apocalyptic gauntlet and hope to continue with some of these techniques. I set grommets for the first time and I’ve never really worked with leather before so sewing the chain maille to the leather was a new experience. I made the bronze rings out of metal clay and that’s about it.  I don't like the post-apocalyptic world (for living in), but I sure like accessories inspired by it. 

Paul Holden Watwood of Holden Accessorized!

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 

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PyxeeStyx said...

Everyone did amazing work this week. I'm so impressed. Go Team!

Pamela Hollis said...

Really great designs and true to the challenge. I like the ideas of "relic" and "wearing your wealth" and those parallels of this imagined era with the ancient world. Great job, everyone.

Tammy Adams said...

Another spectacular showing for another fun theme. Awesome work.

Bijoux & More said...

I'm also impressed and I like the diversity of the jewelry! really stunning.

Juliet said...

They are all electric but still depict the era and look of the period.

Congrats to Toni Eloff. I love it and would be happy to wear it. Cool look!