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Monday, October 2, 2017

March-April 2017 Design Challenge Theme: Jewelry Inspired by the color BLUE

Here are the entries from members of the SRAJD Organization for the following theme challenge:"Create a piece of jewelry inspired by the color BLUE”.

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Judith Williamson of Jude’s Jujus

I love Turquoise and the style of these Lampwork Beads.  Beads created by Laurie Donnette.  Thank you to all the SRAJD members who took part in this design challenge!  And thank you to all the viewers who read our blog!

Regina Croteau of Fused Glass Rocks
Fashionable and unique shawl pin which can also be used for hair, hats, and most any open weave item. It is created with 14 gauge and 26 gauge copper wire adorned by handmade lamp work glass beads in Royal Blue, Dark Turquoise with various shades of rich brown accent colors. Natural beads of Add to dictionary along with faceted turquoise and light blue glass beads finish off the creation and design. The pin measures approximately: 5-1/4" long x 1-1/4" wide. The pin and lamp work beads were created in my home studio.

Diane Perry of Catcophony Wearable Art
I love blues, from the aqua of the Caribbean to the deep blue of cobalt, to use in my works. Since I do so much copper metal work, they are a great foil to one another and always complement each other.

Linda Baldwin of Fired n Wired Jewelry
Large and feminine scalloped teardrop in sterling silver set with a Kingman Turquoise gemstone designed for those who love a bold look.

Kim Forrer of Wild Rain Designs
Turquoise Nuggets and Sterling Silver Cuff. Inspired by my forever love of Turquoise, which has always been my favorite stone. As a teenager I hunted antique stores and estate sales looking for treasures and collected vintage Turquoise rings to wear on each finger.

Kim Lyons of TapestryGal Designs
It was suggested by a friend that I name this "The Nile", as it gave her a feeling of being on the Nile in Egypt. I was super excited with how these came out. I used various vintage components and the combination was better then I expected. The blue turquoise is Vintage German glass.

Connie Dodson of Grammy D's Designs
I have always loved blue in all its many shades but especially the deep rich sapphire blue. I crocheted silver wire and accented it with seed beads in my favorite color.

Patricia Buchanan of Bracelets and More
The pattern in the aventurine pendant looks so much like an underwater scene! The baroque pearl seemed to be the natural accent for the piece and it reflects the blue of the aventurine beautifully. Sterling silver and tiny aventurine squares complete the piece.

Laura Bracken of Bracken Designs
One of my “minimalist” pieces, these lightweight earrings are made from sterling silver tubing interspersed with tiny Lapis Lazuli beads.  I love the deep cobalt blue of Lapis.

The next design theme is being run by Teri McCartney (thanks Teri!). 
Starting October 1st and ending Dec 1st
The challenge will be to create an original piece using whatever inspiration you can draw from the Pantone Fall 2017 Color Lineup. You have 10 gorgeous colors to give rise to your creation!  The winner shall receive a free 1 year renewal of their active SRAJD membership.

If you're an active SRAJD member, click here to submit something you create for this next design challenge.

And if you like a piece of jewelry you see here, please leave a comment for the artist and/or check out their shop (click on their name).


1 comment:

Tammie Everly said...

Awesome challenge... & my membership ends in Dec, so the timing is perfect