September 10, 2012

September Jewelry Design Challenge: Let the Voting Begin

Filed under: Design Challenges @ 10:00 am

All submissions are in for the Seven Moons Passing Design Challenge & one lucky designer will win valuable prizes. We hope their jewelry designs inspire you to try animal and feather charms from Nina Designs and to submit your creations in upcoming Design Challenges. Be sure to look at our Design Calendar to prepare for upcoming challenges. We host one per month. Each with awesome prizes – like handpicked selections of charms, or gift certificates & shopping sprees.

Here’s this month’s inspiration & painting:

September submissions are shown below with titles and inspiration. Use the Polling Form at the bottom to cast your vote.  Which one is your favorite?

Seven Silver Moons




The melancholy mood of the painting inspired me to create a    monotone sterling silver necklace with flashes of color. The seven moons inspired me to use moonstones that have flashes of light. I incorporated labradorite beads that flash blue and green to match the color scheme of the painting. Nina Design circles create my version of the seven moons.




Shaman Spirits




This painting inspired me because it spoke of a shaman’s animal totems. I wanted to reflect mystical aspects; the circle chain represents the moons, star and moon balls, the raven and the bear. The feather centerpiece, with hand dyed ribbon reflecting the colors of twilight and black leather ties complete the necklace with a life spiral clasp as the finishing touch.

Strength of Spirit






I was inspired to create this necklace by the contrast of soft colors in the headdress and the strength of spirit in our subject’s face.




Night of the Shaman





I love the mystical and ethereal quality of Boulet’s work and wanted to translate that into my interpretation. I used a muted color palette with pops of color, incorporating an eclectic mix of materials. To represent the moons, I used seven white lotus seeds. This “collected look” is the perfect backdrop to showcase the talismans and nature-themed charms from Nina Designs.


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