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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WHIMSICAL Style December Week 2 SRAJD Jewelry Challenge

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Our themes for December were chosen by the SRAJD members. This week’s challenge theme is “Whimsical”.

Jo Pound of Jewelry by Jolane
I love these earrings because they remind me of so many different things, hot-air balloons, Russian rooftops, I Dream of Jeannie and Moorish designs. i think they are very whimsical! 

Darlene Orlowski of The Irish Lassie Shop
Handmade fairy pendant. Hand knotted with warm brown Irish linen thread. Green semi precious stones and agate chips are strung asymmetrically with a bronze leaf clasp and a leaf motif ring.

Kay Lancashire of Kay’s Artycles
I was involved in a series of workshops recently where I taught people how to recycle biscuit tins (Christmas shortbread tins) into brooches. It's now become a new favourite activity, finding the character birds in the tins. This one is a tartan parrot. I've used cold connections rivets and eyelets. 

Paula Cotov of Twinkling of an Eye
I LOVE these "Ariel" earrings - made from tarnish-resistant copper "hair," crystal bicone heads & bodies, glass bead "tails" and frosty pink "fins." You may even find yourself humming "Under the Sea" when you wear them! :-) 

Paula Cotov of Twinkling of an Eye
My adult daughter collects ducks....there are duck EVERYWHERE! So when I found these pressed Czech glass duck beads, I HAD to make them. I LOVE making whimsical pieces, and I thought the frosted aqua matte-finish glass magic beads made the perfect "bubble" complement together with the crystal and fresh water pearl bubbles. Grown-up jewelry doesn't have to be boring! :-) 

Sherri Jones of SenoJ Designs
My version of Whimsical is having fun while creating! This set fits the bill, with a combination of textures and about four different styles in one. 

Laurel Hanson of StoneWing Designs
The ceramic bird pendant is from Gaea. I loved the bright happy colors and paired the ceramic with mint Chrysoprase coins (one of my favorite stones), Amethyst faceted rondelles, and mother-of-pearl in long flat ovals and orange coins. 

Laurel Hanson of StoneWing Designs
The colorful ceramic owl is from Shaterra Clay Studio and he's sitting on a brown bar from Gaea. I mixed a few ceramic beads from Shaterra, Gaea and Captured Moments to highlight the colors in the owl. He's definitely full of whimsical charm, and I grounded him a little with the waxed linen cord and peanut beads. Turquoise rondells really played up the turquoise color. 

Carol (Britt) Clay of Wires N Pliers
Rasa of DewLampwork made the bumblebees, and I cold forged the earrings, and transverse earwires out of sterling silver. The bees slide freely on the sterling silver rods. I especially love the expressions in the eyes of each bee,
Every picture tells a story. 

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
This whimsical bracelet has an antiqued copper finish fairy charm. The fairy dangles from a strand of glass millefiori nuggets connected with copper wire wraps. More flowery glass beads are wire wrapped to copper finish connectors, along with a few glass ladybug beads. The bracelet is finished with an antiqued copper finish toggle with flower accent. 

Kim Forrer of Kim Forrer Designs
Not sure if this qualifies as whimsical, but definitely playful. Copper earrings hand stamped with XO with Czech glass teardrop. 

Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard
This charm bracelet is fully loaded with whimsy in the form of bumpy evil eye beads on silver-plated brass rolo chain. The antiqued silver finish pewter toggle clasp is bumpy too. 

Kelly Hosford Patterson of Pyxee Styx
A hot pink shell donut turned birdhouse is nestled in an abundant fruit tree. The brass roof is stamped "make a little birdhouse in your soul". The polymer clay birds were made by Beady Eyed Bunny. Pink lemonade swirl Venetian glass beads dance on copper headpins. Fire Agates, Citrine, and vintage hot pink Lucite beads are alternated and balanced out with colorful Japanese Chirimen cording, and some funky festive yarn. The whole piece was designed around the colors in the cording. 

Mary E. Mallia of Jewels for Scheherazade

Linda Tenney of Heart of One Creations
This fun, colorful necklace was inspired by the blue, orange and brown circular designs on the matte lampwork glass beads. These lampwork rounds had a playfulness that caught my eye. When I paired them with bright blue and orange matte "seaglass" daggers I'd had in my stash for quite awhile, the fun began!

Janet McLean of Jadjus Jewelry
These fish earrings are handmade by me using lampwork glass beads complimented with sterling silver components and findings.

Patricia Fleischman of It’s So Patty Designs
Hammered 16 gauge wire design with a rough cut amethyst on silver chain necklace.

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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touch of silver said...

Oh my, what fabulous whimsical treats...love the creativity in the group - it always makes me smile and say "WOW". Great job!!!

Luci Myer said...

the talent of everyone never ceases to amaze me; absolute perfection - each and every one.