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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MODERN Style November Week 3 SRAJD Jewelry Challenge

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Our theme for November is “Basic Styles” and the entries for this week’s design challenge were inspired by the theme of “Modern”.

Regina Croteau of Fused Glass Rocks
Let the Music Play is a gorgeous jewelry set that will go with a variety of colors and outfits. The glass is pale sky blue with wispy swirls of lighter blues and white and is wire wrapped in sterling silver. The pendants measure approximately 1-1/2" wide and 1-3/4" long including the bale and is on an 18" sterling silver box chain. The matching fused glass earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long and dangle from sterling silver french ear wires. These fused glass pieces were hand-cut and created in my home studio using glass, kiln fused and annealed to ensure quality and stability. The black enamel decals are permanently fused to the glass and will not fade or chip.

Donci Bardash of Crush & Roll Designs
"African Copper meets Texas Crape Myrtle" Modern is sustainable! This bracelet is made with a combination of handmade and bought beads. Three hand-rolled beads made from crape myrtle tree leave, copper cores, and dimensional gloss are combined with Ethiopian heishi beads made from reclaimed copper. Glass beads are used as spacers.

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
When I looked at what's trending in jewelry this season I saw collars, chokers, and large crystal flowers. This collar is made with memory wire to fit close around the neck; adorned with metal and resin flower sliders with Czech glass and foiled glass beads.

Barbara Swinton of Touch of Silver
This is my 'back-up' submission (primary was a soldered pendant which didn't make the cut). So glad to be participating this week! I think of modern as being simple, sleek, and minimal. The simple silver hoops have a lined texture and are very shiny. Had to add the garnet dangle because it gave the design a holiday flair.

Donna Jo Wallace of Naturally Nickel Free
Anodized Rainbow Niobium Ear Curls. Anodized niobium is not plated or dyed, it is still pure niobium. I have pulled these through the electrically charged solution at the same time, so they are a perfectly matched pair, even though there will never be another just like them. Niobium will not cause or irritate a nickel allergy. Very lightweight and comfortable design. 736E-Q

Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
I did a bead embroidery necklace with a pendant made of two hole daggers and seed beads with a large centerpiece bead that changes color with the temperature around it. I think it is very modern and unusual as it reminds me of the clock from the fifties with the all the metal spikes surrounding it.

Nohline L'Ecuyer of Nohline L'Ecuyer
Forged solid silver cuff. I should have made this from silver tubing, it would have been more flexible and lighter, but I only had 8 gauge wire. So there you go.

Kelly Hosford Patterson of Pyxee Styx
"Kiss The Sky" raindrop necklace. Inspired by a line from "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix. Completed recently, this is probably the most modern piece I've ever made; clean lines, mixed metals, asymmetrical. The hammered copper bezel and backing plate were made from scraps. The faux druzy was made from broken gemstone beads. Labradorite and Kyanite were crushed and set in lacquer to create the many faceted and ultra flashy druzy surface. The pewter worry stone set in the center is stamped "Kiss" in Japanese. The chain is formed of raindrop shaped links in variegated sizes, spaced with iridescent pearl raindrops, and flashy Labradorite raindrop dangles.

Laura Bracken of Bracken Designs Studio Art Jewelry
Hollow triangular shaped earrings in bronze, half textured, half smooth.

Carol (Britt) Clay of Wires N Pliers
Hand shaped and hand worked copper "awareness" symbol wrapping around a teardrop of Afghani Lapis Lazuli. A long 29" necklace featuring a solid copper soldered link chain with suspended beads of Lapis Lazuli in stations along the chain. Includes a handmade curly hook clasp system. The Lapis Lazuli bail is a self supporting handmade flat oblong ring supported by the crossing of the copper awareness pendant above it. All parts are handmade excepting for the chain Lapis stone accents. Lapis is a very powerful stone used for healing in some cultures. It promotes clear thinking, it is used for protection and even healthy living, and it has a very rich history being one of the very first gemstones used by man. For having such an historical background Lapis remains a very apropos gemstone with today's lifestyles.

November’s themes and deadlines
Nov 4: Organic
Nov 11: Elegant
Nov 18: Modern
Nov 25: Rustic

December’s themes (as chosen by the SRAJD members):
Dec 2: Botanical
Dec 9: Whimsical
Dec 16: Winter/December themes
Dec 23: Bubbles
Dec 30: Beach

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Laura Bosch said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful pieces!!! I don't think I can decide which one I like the best.

Linda Blatchford said...

Beautiful work.