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Saturday, June 22, 2019

April-June 2019 Design Challenge -- SPIRALS

Here are the entries from members of the SRAJD Organization for the following theme challenge: "Create a piece of jewelry featuring spirals”.  

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Kim Vagnone
Aurora Eclipse 
"Under the Sea Pendant" I used wire, textured yarn, and a variety of Swarovski pearls and crystal, Czech glass, a polymer clay focal by Brooke Bock which I color enhanced to my intended palette, lampwork bead by Angela Bohanan, and metal beads in a sea theme. I formed my wireframe, crocheted the fiber for a good base for wrapping wire and beads to give an organic feel and look of fringie sea anemones. 

Tina Bunston
These are copper frames with spirals inside.

Michelle Hornaday
Macon Beads 
I love nautilus'. This is a mixture of authentic and Czech glass shells.

Jo Ann Ewasko

Silver Linings Artisan
I have made this spiral pendant using 16 gauge square wire for the spiral, soldered to a textured backplate and added a rose cut tanzanite drop.

Annee DesignedIt
Stepping Out In Style 
I went all out with this necklace practicing my technique as it has been quit a few years since I have wire wrapped a chain and spiral hook and eye clasp.  I use non tarnish copper wire, suspended on a antique copper chain, featuring spirals, caged semi precious milky quartz beads, finish with a stunning raw selenite pendant I design. 

Tanya Minott
Tanya Minott Jewelry
Awesome ceramic ammonite spirals by Sarah Kandell with vesuvinite rounds at the bottom, and gorgeous carved yellow quartz roses; the pattern of the carved petals repeat the spiral movements in the ammonites. Tiny red Czech glass rondelles, sterling silver findings and ear wires; pewter bead caps.

Tammy Adams
Paisley Lizard
A small collection of spiral pendant necklaces inspired by dragons, sea monsters, and other magical creatures. The pendants are sculpted from polymer clay, hand painted, and strung on braided cording.

Karen Nelmes
Land and Sea Meet Sky
Copper bracelet with a shell cabochon.

Susan Dorado
Blue Licorice Creations
Copper and Moonstone
Kay McWhorter
Sonora Kay Creations
Spirals are a standard part of almost all of my designs.

Kim Vagnone
Aurora Eclipse 
Soft spiral

Carole Isenhart
Indigo Turtle Art
Porcelain nautilus shell pendant by James Johnson attached to a spiral patterned Kumihimo braided created from 3 different fibers by Carole Isenhart with a swirl patterned Terra Cast pinch bail.

Marcia Tobolsky
Design Images
Wrapping wire with glass seed and pink crystals in a suede necklace cord.

Marcia Tobolsky
Design Images
Wrapping wire with glass seed and crystals in a suede necklace cord.

Monica Rice Harlan
Jewelry Designs by Monica
Spirals at the top of the copper components, the Ammonite fossils, and at the ends of my Coral and Pearl dangles.

Pamela Hollis 
Pebbles at my Feet
The design for these earrings didn't quite gel until I found (yesterday!) the animal-print-looking stones. I wanted to feature the ancient indigenous quality of the spiral motif and accent it with something equally evocative of aboriginal peoples' art and craft. Maybe you see a birch bark vessel in the crazy horse stones that might be decorated with a spiral design, or perhaps an animal skin horse blanket on a spiral-painted war pony, these earrings can tell your own story. My own hand wrought and hammer-textured copper spirals, crazy horse stone pebbles aka "artistic jasper", and handmade sterling silver ear hooks.

Jeanne Parker
Silverwood Studio
Inspired by winding staircases... handcrafted etched copper... with my design individually drawn on each charm... & finished by hand... pleased with the finished earrings.

Michele Dodge
Lava Jewelry
Silver and enamel.

Laura Bracken
Bracken Designs
Bold spirals make from kiln-fired enamel on copper with sterling silver earwires.

Thanks for visiting our blog. The artists would love to hear from you so if you have a moment, please leave a comment. Cheers!

Check back in a couple months to see what the designers do with the next challenge: Greek Myths


Pamela Hollis said...

Such varied and original designs. Beautiful work!

Kim of Aurora Eclipse said...

So many really beautiful and clever designs. I am honored to be included in this group of talented people. Thank you!

AnneeDesignedIt said...

I love being a member , such an honor to be one of the artisans included in this Design Challenge -- SPIRALS
Which are all quit unique ,just beautiful

KatMac said...

So many creative designs. Congratulations to all the entrees.

Carole Isenhart / James Johnson said...

Love all the interpretations to the challenge, we are honored to be included. We love being part of this group of talented jewelry designers, thank you Laura for pushing us with your challenges!