September 18, 2012

Winner & Editor’s Pick for September’s Seven Moons Jewelry Challenge

Night of the Shaman

Congratulations to Andrew Thornton, the winner of our Design Challenge for September 2012!  Our blog readers voted his  “Night of the Shaman” bracelet  their favorite.

Andrew drew his inspirations from “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”.

To see other unique designs, visit  Andrew Thornton’s shop.

Our Editor’s Pick for this challenge is Mary Choi’s’ “Seven Silver Moons” necklace!  We love its modern appeal and simplicity.

Seven Silver Moons

Mary was inspired by the “melancholy mood of the painting.  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”.

Visit Mary’s Etsy Shop:  Perfect that is dedicated to helping children in poverty through handmade jewelry.

Submissions for our next October Design Challenge: Haunted House are due Thursday October 11th! See Design Calendar for details!

  • Andrew Thornton

    Thanks again for another fantastic opportunity to add more Nina Design pieces to my stash and share work I have made featuring the wonderful components from this company. Thank you! I wanted to also give a big shout out to my fellow challengers! You did GREAT!

  • You’re welcome. We have a lot of fun setting up these challenges and seeing what they inspire. Thanks for participating. We’ll see your entries again in January 2013 – for the best of 2012 contest!

  • Pedro Franco

    lovely… very stylish… i like the bracelet…your design is very unique…thanks for the post.