Hello and welcome to the Epic Inspirations Blog Hop Hosted by Melissa of Bead Recipes. Melissa has challenged several designers to create jewellery inspired by our favourite TV shows.
Having missed the Australian TV premier of Vikings due to horribly bad reception I had to wait for Netflix to arrive in Australia to start watching this great historical drama. Loosely based on the tales of the Viking warrior Ragnar, scourge of England and France.
Seeing as I seem to have a rather large reel of 12gauge copper I thought I’d try making some cloak pins.
I have to apologise for the dreadful pictures, the middle of winter is not the best time to take photos. I’ll replace them with better ones when the sun puts in an appearance.
Here’s just one of my favourites, I’ve worn it quite a few times with one of my crochet cowls. The loops at the top of the heart are adjusted for pinning thick material on one side and thinner on the other loop. For the pin top I attempted to create a rose. Might need a bit more practice to pull that style off.
I’m not sure if this type was every used by the Vikings, but this pin is a fairly simple fork style but this time I’ve wired a Lemon Jade bead to the top for a bit of colour and used a patina.
I know when I design the right kind of pin for this one it will be my absolute favourite! 12gauge copper wire, heavily patina-ed and finished with Labradorite beads. I’m thinking a plain pin with either lots of stamped texture or perhaps wire the top of the pin with more labradorite beads.
Next I think I’ll try my hand at a pennanular brooch. 😉
Please visit the other participants to see which TV shows inspired their creations for this hop.
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com (Hostess)
Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.com <= you’re here
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Karen Martinez http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/
Lennis Carrier hhttp://windbent.wordpress.com
Lindsay Starr http://phantasmcreation.blogspot.com/
Mona Arnott http://bijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Shaiha Williams http://ShaihasRamblings.com
Veralynne Malone http://veradesigns.blogspot.com
Elisabeth Auld http://www.beadsforbusygals.com
Kelly Schermerhorn http://meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com
Dini Bruinsma http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/