Sunday, April 21, 2013

Crystal Clay & Game of Thrones - Part 1, House Stark

Well, the giveaway is over! :) The prize has been delivered and now it's back to some more normal jewellery updates.

As my friends know, I am a HUGE fan of HBO's Game of Thrones. I'm also a fan of the book series, A Song of Ice and Fire. I first read the series in high school (almost 7 years ago now, yikes), basically when the only people who read fantasy were nerds. Only one other person in the school had read the series.

Now it's a hugely successful television show and I'm proud to be one of the series' earliest fans. I'm super excited for Season 3 and also for the mere fact that we Game of Thrones fans have made it that far.

So of course, what do I do to celebrate? I make jewellery. Game of Thrones - inspired jewellery.

I wouldn't say the Starks are my favourite, but they're pretty high up there.

I used grey Apoxie sculpt to hold the wolf's head charm. Then I added Swarovski and Czech Preciosa crystals. I tried to fit into the Stark colour scheme, which seems to be a mix of grey, purple, blue and silver. Colours on the cooler end of the spectrum. After all, Winter is Coming.
I enjoyed making the bracelet. It is a gunmetal colour, lightened a bit with "antique silver" Gilder's Paste. I used a stamp and dark red ink to make the leaves (to represent the Godswood). I muted the colour by brushing a layer of silver powder onto the clay and the ink. Once the clay dried after 24 hours, the ink and powder became permanent.

I think this set would be a bit too much to wear together, so I think I'll just wear one or the other when I go out. Either one makes a good statement piece.

I plan on making a series inspired by all my favourite noble houses from Game of Thrones. Tune in next week for House Lannister. :)

I hope you liked my jewellery! It'll be fun to wear whenever I feel like supporting House Stark. I don't think they will ultimately win the game of thrones and rule Westeros, but I'm sure there will be a King in the North by the end of the series.

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DISCLAIMER: The jewellery I make in this blog series are original designs and NOT copies of those made by HBO.


  1. Really cool work. Very talented. Looks like something yanked out of HBO's prop department. Keep up the good work!