Monday, August 13, 2012

Nina Designs August Jewelry Design Challenge...

To adopt a Southern colloquialism, "I've been busier than a one-legged man in an butt-kicking competition." When I saw the August Jewelry Design Challenge by Nina Designs, I couldn't refuse to squeeze a little project in.  I needed it.  Sometimes you've got to stretch your creative legs before you can continue to scale the mountain of work around you.

The prompt was a painting by Henri Edmond Cross.  It's a vibrantly colored Impressionistic work.

Another motivation to enter this challenge, besides the opportunity to flex my creative muscles, was this GREAT prize!  I encourage everyone to tackle the next Nina Design Design Challenge!  The prizes are really generous!
Here is my submission!  I call it, "Day at the Beach".  It's not the best picture.  I was actually stealing a couple of moments here and there from work to finish the piece.  I was trying to use my fancy camera, but it was having problems and I finally resorted to using the store's iPhone to grab a quick image.

Here's what I said about my inspiration:

I was inspired by the points of light captured by the Impressionist style.  I thought using Swarovski crystals in tones from the painting would help translate the shifts of color and light.  I used dangles to help show movement and make a fun, wearable piece showcasing the sand-dollar charms from Nina Designs.

CLICK HERE to vote!  Hopefully for me!  The other piece is nice, but I want to win!


Beverly Herman said...

Andrew you captured the day at the beach beautifully. I liked hearing the thought process behind the design.

Cory said...

Andrew, your piece is awesome, It feels "liquid" to me, just like the ocean.

Congratulations on the win.

Anonymous said...

Really nice post. The design of Muslim or Islamic jewelry have unique identity in it.