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.

You may enjoy the rest of my creations or contact me for custom jewellery at my online store here: http://www.bonanza.com/booths/Beaded_Bohemian#/?s=2


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

2 comments:

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

    ReplyDelete