July 24, 2012

Winner & Editor’s Pick of Tree of Life Jewelry Design Challenge!

Indian Summer Necklace

Congratulations to Patricia Buchanan, the winner of our Tree of Life Jewelry Design Challenge for July 2012!  Our blog readers voted her “Indian Summer” Necklace their favorite.  Here is what inspired Patricia:
“For me, Klimt’s Tree of Life painting brought to mind the riotous colors that typically come with Ohio’s Indian Summers and I was inspired to capture all those luscious autumn hues into this lariat along with a whimsical little owl to mirror the birds perched in the tree of the painting.”

To learn more about Patricia’s work, visit her ArtFire Shop.

Our Editor’s Pick for this challenge is Jelena Louie with her “Arbor Vitae” bracelet!

Arbor Vitae Bracelet

Jelena had this to say about her necklace:  I love spirals and “curlycues,” and I also love pearls. The shapes and colors in Klimt’s “Under The Tree of Life” were just the right stimulus to inspire me to make this “curly pearly” tree bracelet.

To learn more about Jelena and her jewelry, visit her Etsy Shop and her website, Change of Hart!

Submissions for our next Design Challenge: A Day at the Beach are due Thursday August 9! See Design Calendar for details!

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