Monday, November 12, 2012

UK Inspiration Challenge - Reveal


UK Inspiration Challenge - RevealFlag of the Isle of Wight.svg

The Isle of Wight Flag Committee ran a public competition in association with the County Press newspaper to design a flag for the island. They received over 350 entries. This was the winning flag designed by John Graney and was approved in April of 2009.

I took inspiration from the flag and designed this necklace.  The triangle on the flag denotes the artist's loose interpretation of the shape of the island.  The silver dangle on my necklace is my interpretation of his design.  The waves appear in various places on my necklace.  The waves appear in the lampwork beads and also (although hard to see) they also appear on the silver tube beads on either side of the largest beads.  This was a fun and challenging project. I hope you enjoyed learning this tiny bit of history associated with this beautiful island.

 
 

 
Below are the blogs of those taking part in the UK Inspiration Challenge as at 11th November - please add this list to your blog post if you are taking part, thank you!
The HostsLesley Watt Gossiping Goddess
Rebecca Anderson Songbeads
Pippa Chandler Pip's Jewellery
Teresa Hulley Bo Hulley Beads
Natalie McKenna Grubbi
Dorset
Ginger Bishop Lilmummylikes
Cece Cormier The Beading Yogini
Therese Frank Therese’s Treasures
Cilla Watkins Tell Your Girlfriends
Sherry Baun
Edinburgh
Therese Frank Therese’s Treasures
Kashmira Patel Sadafulee
Caroline Dewison Blueberribeads
Sherry Baun
Leigh Thow Jewellrleigh
Lucy Haslam
Bath
Sherry Baun
Isle of Wight
Duane Clark Bizzy Bead
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson Sharyl's Jewelry
Leigh Thow Jewellrleigh
Jean Wright Just Beadey
D Lynne Bowland Islandgirl’s Insights
Sherry Baun
Liverpool
Shalini Austin Jewellery by Shalini
Doris Stumpf Glaszwerg
Sherry Baun
Lennis C Windbent
Southampton
Sherri Stokey Knot Just Macramé
Sherry Baun
Leigh Thow Jewellrleigh
Kathy Lindemer Bay Moon Design

 

9 comments:

  1. Wow! What an amazing job you did! The pieces you chose to represent the flag are genius. It is a beautiful necklace. Great job!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words!!!

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  2. What a great idea to use the flag as inspiration! Thank you so much for taking part in our challenge!

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    1. Your very welcome - the picture taking, the blog writing and the computer stuff is as challenging as the jewelry making! I love pushing myself to do new things and really enjoyed this challenge.

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  3. How very imaginative of you Duane - I would never have thought to use the flag as inspirations. Love the necklace too - very elegant butkind of fun too and totally representative of the Island and it's nautical background. Thanks so much for joining us in this challenge.

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    1. Your comments mean a lot to me! I've really enjoyed these challenges and all the beautiful work, it is motivating me to do better.

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  4. What a beautiful necklace! I did the Isle of Wight also. I really love the pendant!

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  5. That is something I would wear on a hot summer day just to cool my eyes. Super cute!

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