Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Crystal Clay & Game of Thrones - Part 8, House Baelish

Sooo I took one of those online "Which House would you be on Game of Thrones" quizzes, and I got House Baelish!!! Not gonna lie, I was pretty happy about that one.

Ah, Petyr, Petyr. What are you thinking? What are you planning. What do you want? 5 books and 4 seasons later and I still don't know, you sly devil you.

I think he just wants to be supreme puppet-master over everyone. And what's up with Sansa? Will we ever get his reaction to the Red Wedding, due to the death of a certain character? Book or show?

SO MANY QUESTIONS. Not enough jewellery!



I kept it simple for this post. Just a necklace and earring set. It's hard to find a bird charm that isn't all cutesy. I ended up making the bird from a silicone mold, clay, and some paint/Gilder's Paste. The flower, and the rectangle beads on the earrings were also made from clay and painted by me.





I put in hints of purple (for Sansa) and I decided to go with the black/grey colours. I also added the flower because it reminded me of her.

Actually, when I was looking up pictures of House Baelish, I was surprised to remember that their sigil is a Titan, not a mockingbird, the colours are green and tan? Hmmm.... I can see why Littlefinger goes with the mockingbird. Much better!

Still not sure about what House I'll do next week. I have a lot of ideas for House Reed, Mormont, Arryn, Martell, and many more. I also have plans for making some clay dragon eggs. Ahhhh. Too many ideas. Not enough time!


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For the previous installments of my Game of Thrones-inspired jewellery posts, see below:

Part 1: House Stark
Part 2: House Lannister
Part 3: House Tyrell
Part 4: House Tully
Part 5: House Frey
Part 6: House Greyjoy
Part 7: House Baratheon (Robert)
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Crystal Clay & Game of Thrones - Part 7, House Baratheon I


I meant to post this on Sunday but I was experiencing some designers-block.... I think the delay was worth it, because I was incredibly happy with how these pieces turned out!

This week features House Baratheon.... admittedly, I have no idea how the family will fare by the time 'A Dream of Spring' rolls around, but I'm a Gendry fan.


I've decided to break up House Baratheon into three... it was always so interesting how each bother (Stannis, Robert, Renly) had their own spin on the sigil so I'm going to save Renly and Stannis for their own posts.


Robert comes first. My favourite line from the show: "You got fat". I know, I know... there are better ones.


Anyways, I thought I'd let the pictures speak for themselves on this one. Just know that I sculpted, stamped, pigmented and embellished the clay and put it all together myself. :) And it was great fun, as always. Enjoy:














Can I also say that I like all the Baratheons much better on HBO's show than in the books? (Probably because I love the actors who play them). Thank you, Nina Gold, for your wonderful casting.

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For the previous installments of my Game of Thrones-inspired jewellery posts, see below:

Part 1: House Stark
Part 2: House Lannister
Part 3: House Tyrell
Part 4: House Tully
Part 5: House Frey
Part 6: House Greyjoy
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DISCLAIMER: The jewellery I make in this blog series are original designs and NOT copies of those made by HBO.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Crystal Clay & Game of Thrones - Part 6: House Greyjoy

Season 4 of Game of Thrones premieres tonight!!!! Time for popcorn! Swords! Red Viper!

... And time to continue my Game of Thrones-inspired handmade jewellery series. Here's hoping I can manage one blog post per episode.

So what's on the menu for today? KRAKEN of course. Reek/Theon's storyline and character arc for A Dance with Dragons was one of my favourite parts of the book. House Greyjoy was always a secret favourite of mine - Asha, please, please, survive until the end. Here's hoping Season 4 gives her some cool stuff to do (like kick Ramsay Snow's ass). As much as I love the books, I like it when the show creates new material - gives me something to be surprised by.



I used black clay embedded with solid black Czech Preciosa crystals, to recall Pyke's dark and stony shores. I used a mix of wood beads and dull gold freshwater pearls to recall the sea, and ships.


And of course, an octopus. I know it's not a kraken - point me towards any kraken charms you can find - but I found this charm more aesthetically pleasing.

I pieced the bracelet together using scrap chain and random beads that I had lying around... my one criticism: not enough black! But I wanted a cobbled-together, rough and wild look.


Did I pay the Iron Price??? Not really. My cat tried to play with the necklace and I didn't let her, if that counts.





Which house should I do next week? Feel welcome to sound off in the comments.




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For the previous installments of my Game of Thrones-inspired jewellery posts, see below:

Part 1: House Stark
Part 2: House Lannister
Part 3: House Tyrell
Part 4: House Tully
Part 5: House Frey
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Oh, and please do 'like' my facebook page. :) https://www.facebook.com/BeadedBohemian


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