Epic Inspiration Jewellery Blog Hop

Yes, I did spell jewelry that way because our host is Australian. This blog was inspired by the idea of epic television shows. The host is Melissa Trudinger of Boho Bird Jewellery. When I was thinking about what to do, Melissa said something along the lines of “you like Dr Who.” I was also in the middle of (still in the middle of) making a bracelet for a friend that I wanted to have a wolf on…thus began my idea about Bad Wolf. If you do not watch Dr Who, let me say this: 

  
Google it and you will see:

 
I don’t think this is actually encouraged by the BBC. 

  

The Bad Wolf story arc really caught people’s imaginations. People still debate about how effective it was considering they didn’t really know where it was going when they inserted into the story line…repeatedly…and then had to explain it. Here are some cliff notes for you:

 http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Bad_Wolf_(entity)

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Bad_Wolf_meme

Here are some ideas I sketched out.

 
I was going to stamp metal originally, but my friend said she would etch me some things. Unfortunately, my package got lost in the mail. Then, I ran out of time and went out of town. (Note to self: do not sign up for Blog Hops when you will be out of town.) It did force me to rethink some things. I think my design would have been too pretty. I really wanted an industrial, graffiti look combined with the idea of (Rose) the beauty of Billie Piper. I made several roses and didn’t like them. I didn’t like the wolf head. I was going to try polymer clay…and I didn’t like that either. I then looked at images and other Dr Who jewelry…and was not too happy. There is some out there and the rose idea and bad wolf idea has been done. At this point, the phrase came to mind from the Rifleman’s Creed, “there are many like it, but this one is mine.” Ooh Rah. I was committed to the course and already late to the party. I then: stamped it; waxed it; melted it; painted it; scratched it with a wire brush, a diamond file and steel wool; drilled it; heated it…no really…it was epic. I do like that the little connectors I made chain with look like something from space. 

 
So there you have it. For good or ill. If you haven’t already, please take a look at the other blog participants. Each person choose a different TV show to design for. Thank you for looking.

 

Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com (Hostess)

Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.com

Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

Karen Martinez http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/

Lennis Carrier https://windbent.wordpress.com

Lindsay Starr http://phantasmcreation.blogspot.com/

Mona Arnott http://bijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.com

Lee Koopman https://stregajewellry.wordpress.com

Shaiha Williams http://ShaihasRamblings.com

Veralynne Malone http://veradesigns.blogspot.com

Elisabeth Auld http://www.beadsforbusygals.com

Kelly Schermerhorn http://meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com

Dini Bruinsma http://www.angazabychanges.blogspot.nl

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About windbent

I try to reclaim, reuse and re-love items from our past and make them modern again. I see my jewelry as a fusion of old and new, cross cultural, and spanning time periods. Because I use vintage items within my jewelry, there may be age related signs of love that make them special. Each piece will be unique or made in small batches that are similar, but still different. If I find an item I love and it doesn't want to become jewelry, I give it a new home in another art format.
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6 Responses to Epic Inspiration Jewellery Blog Hop

  1. mtrudinger says:

    I love it, it was worth waiting for! I really love the graffiti’d look it has, and having watched the Bad Wolf arc, it works for me really well. Like the rose, too, especially the colour. Thank you for joining in, despite the hurdles along the way.

  2. ZenithJade says:

    Ok, not having watched Dr Who since the 80’s and early 90’s, (I’m going to have a lot of catching up to do!), this was particularly fascinating. I think I would really love this plot arc. Bad Wolf, indeed! ^_^

  3. Gina Hockett says:

    I knew what Bad Wolf was, yay!! And I got it! I have been watching Billie Piper on Penny Dreadful, remembering Bad Wolf, what timing! Loved the colors and the rose, and the reminders. Not long till the season begins again…..Great job!

  4. Karen says:

    I’m intrigued so I’ll have to catch up. I really like that you left your mark by using graffiti. The balance of color in beads metal is very nice.

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