Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Art Elements July Theme Reveal - Funky Seed Pod Jewelry

Welcome to the Art Elements Theme July Challenge Reveal from Dry Gulch.  We missed the June challenge last time, but we made sure to join the July monthly challenge!  We have enjoyed working on our project for the reveal the past few weeks in between getting ready for our summer shows this August.  We would like to send a thank you to hostess Jennifer for putting this challenge together. Don’t forget to visit all of the participating reveals, listed in the links at the end of this blog.

A selection of our late summer garden seed pods & dried berries.  We often use them as photography props.





This month, the Art Element's Theme Challenge was Seed Pods, one of our favorite things!  We tend to a flower and vegetable garden every year, and we always love seeing the different seeds our plants provide.  From the sweet little seeds we plant in the spring, to the dried husks of seed pods throughout the hot summer and cool fall, we enjoy finding inspiration in their rustic and organic shapes.  We have 2 shows that we're preparing for in August, a bead show and vintage show, so we focused on creating a pair of earrings that we could bring along.

 

This pair of earrings showcases our lampwork headpins.  We lampwork in our studio once a week and love to create funky shapes that can be used as charms or in earrings.  We named this shape Dew Pod because they look like little seed pods that have been studded with dewdrops.  In this pair, Catherine melted glass in beautiful caramel raku colors and then added soft metallic gold dewdrops.  Once the headpins were ready, Deborah then paired them with our Ancient Alchemy bead cone caps, filigree brass caps and sparkly Swarovski crystals.  We really like the juxtaposition of the shiny pod lampwork paired with the rough caps!

This pair of earrings and lots more handmade jewelry will be available at our shows in Tulsa, OK and Joplin, MO. Visit our website for more info on our Dry Gulch shows.

We would like to send another big thank you to Art Elements and Jennifer for hosting this fun challenge.  Be sure to hop around all the links below to see all of the participant challenge creations in this month’s reveal!

Guest Artists:

Art Elements Team: 


42 comments:

  1. I've got some of your lampwork headpins and they are really amazing! I absolutely love these earrings and the combo with the rustic bead caps!

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  2. What a sweet pair of earrings, I love that natural look!

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  3. I love the colors and textures! These would be great Autumn earrings for fall hues. Beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful pods and I love the way you put the earrings together!

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  5. Fantastic! I love the combo of the headpin with the bead caps! They turned out beautiful and I'm sure they will sell quickly. Thank you for participating in the challenge this month, we hope to see you in future challenges :-)

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments Jennifer! We enjoy participating in the Challenges, we will be back. ♥

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  6. The earrings really turned out lovely and the shape and colours of your lampwork headpin are beautiful! :)

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    1. Thank you very much. That shape is so much fun to create!

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  7. Such a perfect pairing of glass and metal for these earrings. The headpins are divine.

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  8. Oh my gosh! Those headpins are GORGEOUS!! I really love the color & texture. They make such beautiful earrings.

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    1. Thank you Cathy - we were so excited when they came out of the kiln. ♥

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  9. I just adore your Dew Pods! They are amazing and look so great with the other elements you chose. Good luck at your shows!

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  10. I love your earrings! Lovely concept and brilliant execution.

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  11. Those dew pods are lovely! Have a good show season!

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  12. These are really lovely, and such beautiful colours!

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  13. Great interpretation of the theme.

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    1. Thanks Lesley, had a lot of fun with this one.

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  14. Those head pins are a bit special and really work well with the silver cap. Just lovely.

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  15. This is such an elegant take on rustic seed pods and the little details on them

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    1. Thank you Divya, we had a lot of fun creating these. ♥

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  16. Really love the idea of using headpins as earrings! And yours are so organic looking ... love the bumpy texture.
    Al

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  17. Gorgeous earrings, the components work beautifully together.

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    1. Thank you Caroline, we had a blast making them. ♥

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