June 22, 2012

Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry Blog Celebration Weekend


 This post is part of the weekend celebration of the new book Bohemian Inspired Jewelry by Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel. To celebrate, I wanted to make a piece that was inspired by something from the book.  It was a hard choice, because the book is full of amazingly beautiful projects. But while the gals were in my booth at the show, I got to see the Copper Antiquity earrings from the book, shown below:



I thought that the technique used to make them would work well with one of my ceramic pendants with the cut-out hole, so I used the project to make a variation using the pendant.  The rest of the necklace is wire and thread wrapped leather cording, inspired by other projects in the book.

I have an extra copy of the book for one lucky winner!  Leave me a comment on this post and tell me what you think about when you hear the term Bohemian jewelry.  One winner will be chosen at random on Monday.

Want to see what other people are saying about Bohemian Inspired Jewelry? 
 Check out the Beading Daily Blog Hop links!


Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.

28 comments:

  1. I really love the technique you used to attach the beads to the pendant! It adds a really artistic element to it. It is one I admired in the book and would like to try!

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  2. I really like what you did, Melanie - love the color combo.
    I'm so bummed that I missed them at your booth last weekend.
    Fingers crossed...

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  3. Love your design! Bohemian style makes me think of artist style jewelry with lots of texture and color...very eclectic and fun! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the book.

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  4. Broomstick skirts and lacy tops and sandals.

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  5. Beautiful piece, lovely spin from the inspiration. When I think Bohemain style it brings to mind something more earthy, and a little outside the "norm". Thanks for the contest!

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  6. Your necklace is awesome. I love seeing everyone's "takes" on the projects from the book. You are so inspiring. I hadn't really thought about Bohemian before hearing about the book, so the word brings Lorelei's style to mind: eclectic, not always symmetrical and a wealth of materials.

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  7. Great take on the inspiration, Miss Melanie! I think of flowy skirts and a free spirit when I hear 'bohemian'. I also think of bright colors and patterns and a fearless sense of style. I have a copy so please do not put my name in your hat, but pass the love. It is a great book and I am honored to be on this hop with you! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  8. Love the modern look of the pendant mixed with the cord! I already have a book, so you can leave me out of the drawing.

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  9. Oh fantastic! Totally love how you embellished your ceramic open window pendant, that was really a smart way to use this technique! Love the necklace as a whole! Thank you for blogging with us this weekend! I hope the book continues to inspire you!

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  10. When I hear the term "bohemeian jewelry," I think bright colors and comfy, no fuss, jewelry. Love what you've made using the projects in the book!

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  11. to me bohemian jewelry is a free style, relaxed, colorful style.

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  12. I think of creative, feminine pieces, with strong creative elements, with gypsy and hippie touches.
    My style!!

    DESPONA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  13. I think of pieces that reflect freedom, creativity, femininity and love -for nature, for other cultures, for the world!!

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  14. I think eclectic, bold, colorful, earthy, and unique :)

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  15. I think of the 1960's and hippies, casual, cool, and funky.
    Jane Knaub

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  16. I think Bohemian jewelry means a casual style with lots of movement, color, and a gypsy vibe. The use of wire wrapping, leather, tribal and less than perfect beads with patinated metals are also bohemian to me. Thanks for giving away a copy of what seems like an awesome book!

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  17. Bohemian jewelry is unique, never slick or polished. It has a bit of attitude, and says something personal about the wearer. I'd love to win this book!

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  18. To me when I hear the term bohemian jewelry I think of a worn and earthy feel to it, but with colors and texture. I would love the chance to win the book.

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  19. Melanie, Your necklace is so cool! I love how you used the leather on each side of your pendant inspired by Mary Jane's bracelet. I don't think I would have thought of that. What a cool design element to highlight the focal. I really love it. And of course I love how you incorporated the knotting technique in my earrings. Love how this necklace all comes together. Always enjoy seeing your jewelry designs. Thank you for all your wonderful support!

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  20. I love the yellow finish on the square pendant. Bohemian reminds me of this bracelet/ring I had when I was 18 (quite a while ago!) It hung over my hand and had turquoise stones (fake I'm sure) and antiqued silver tone chain. It wasn't very comfortable, but it was so bohemian and cool. Sign me up for the giveaway, please. kristenvarian@gmail.com

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  21. I think of dangly bits and rich, sari-like colors.

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  22. I love the lime green beads with the ceramic. I can't wait to be able to grab a copy of that book. Lime green is my fiance s favorite color, so I've naturally become drawn to it over the years. Great work!

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  23. Bohemian, to me, is lush, with texture and exotic jewel-like or earthy colors.

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  24. Very nice and helpful information has been given in this article. I like the way you explain the things. Keep posting. Thanks.

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  25. I always think earthy, in touch with nature. Something made from the soul. Ta.

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