Jun 15, 2013

Summer Elements Blog Post

I haven't been participating in as many blog hops as last year and I was missing the lack.  So I turned to Facebook and put out a call on one of the jewelry groups that I am a part of.  And I even managed to find to find a hop that calls to my pagan soul.

Tolec Jewels of Jewel School Friends was hosting a hop where each participant posts pictures, songs, poetry and jewelry celebrating  their favorite element.  Well I am either an overachiever or I just couldnt' decide which element is claiming me at the moment,  I made up a piece of jewelry to pay homage to each.  I also have some pics that I am taken for a few of them.


I am a Cancer so I have always had a particular affinity for water so I am starting here.  Put me down on a beach with wind and water. Never happier.


These earrings were made using some vintage Lucite, Egyptian crystal, GP chain as well as findings.  They are also currently for sale at Shaiha Designs.


Using vintage sequims that like to dance in the breeze,  this pair of earring pays homage to element of air.  The white, orange and yellow beads are a few decades old and are from Japan.  The wire wrapping and the chain as silver filled, and the earwires are sterling.  Oh and I plan on fixing the bead cap.  I just didn't notice it until I started editing.


These are the only pieces show that are not for sale.  The beads are from BeatleBaby Glassworks.

And lastly but definitely not the least is this necklace.  What is more apt to signify fire then then the sun?  The focal and the matching ceramic beads are from Jennifer Jangles, the aqua bead was made my Momma Straub and given to me in a swap years ago.  The other beads are Indonesian glass and all are hand-knotted using an aqua jewelry cord.
 Now that you have seen my humble offerings, be sure to check out what everyone else has come up with. 

The Summer Elements Blog Hop Participants: 

Toltec Jewels (Hostess)     http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/
Marlene Cupo                   http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com/
Cheri Reed                        http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Ailsa Cordner                    http://www.bramalfiebeadsetc.co.uk/
Robin Reed                       http://willowdragon.blogspot.com/
Nan Smith                         http://www.wirednan.blogspot.com/
Sherri Stokey                     http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/
Christie (Charis Designs)    http://charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Lawson                 http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com/
Susie Harris                        http://jewelleryjunkie.blogspot.com/
Andrea Glick-Zenith           http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Nelly May                          http://smellynelly.blogspot.com/
Melissa Trudinger               http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/
Dini Bruinsma                     http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer                 http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Cory Tompkins                  http://tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com/
Robin Reed                       http://willowdragon.blogspot.com/
Gina Hockett                     http://freestyleelements.blogspot.com/
Karen Martinez                 http://www.fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/
Liz                                    http://beadcontagion.blogspot.com/
Jasvanti Patel                     http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com/
Solange Collin                    http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com/
Gerda                                http://gerdascraftsblog.blogspot.com/
Karla Morgan                    http://texaspepperjams.blogspot.com/
Anindita Basu                     http://alankarshilpa.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache                http://www.allprettythings.ca/
Andrea Trank                    http://heavenlanecreations.com/
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell     http://deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com/
Mischelle Fanucchi             http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/
Tanty Sri Hartanti               http://tjewellicious.blogspot.com/
Mary Govaars                    http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com/
Becca Sirevaag                  http://godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com/
Lennis Carrier                    http://windbent.wordpress.com/
Regina Wood                     http://www.gina-design.blogspot.com/
Sue Kennedy                     http://suebeads.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Breeding             https://www.facebook.com/99BOBOTW

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  1. I just fell in love... with the earth earrings. Absolutely gorgeous. have a great summer :)

  2. Ah, the beach!!! I love your earrings, Shaiha, especially the yellow "airy" ones - so delicate & dainty. I can see them floating in the breeze! :)

  3. I love the Water earrings--very Deco inspired too! :P I have those vintage acrylic dangles you used for Air and I have no idea what to do with them. Earth is lovely also. I hope you enjoy Fire and Happy Summer Solstice.

  4. I love your blue earrings! Happy summer!

  5. I love the earrings, fantastic

  6. Wow, I love the fact that you made a piece for each element! I like them all, but my favorite is the sequins--dancing on air! Gina H

  7. Your offerings are by no means humble. They are so true to the elements you chose for them. Great post.

  8. You were obviously very inspired to make pieces for each element! Love them all, but especially the earth earrings and the necklace.

  9. Those Earth earrings, I love the way the colours of the frit turned out♥ Great post!

  10. Shaiha,

    The moment I arrived here on your post, I could hear a beautiful chant: we all come from the Goddess, and to her we shall return like a drop of rain falling in the ocean... hoof and horn, hoof and horn, through her we'll be reborn....

    How fitting this beautiful song plays while reading your post, celebrating you and your love of the water as a Cancer!

    Firstly, I want to share that I read your blog all the time :) It comes in my email! I love when I see "Shaiha's Ramblings" appear in my inbox because you inspire me. Your consistent energy and interesting, creative posts, your beautiful taste in other's work, your way of seeing such good, your connection and intuition, your generous spirit, and of course your jewelry art and design style -- all impacts me deeply. I appreciate you and your blog.

    Again, you've outdone yourself! I'm amazed you asked about a hop and created jewelry for all elements. I'm loving that! Your water earrings: like drops of water, the shape is reflective and insightful, and the shade of blue is deep, rich and thoughtful, like deep waters in brilliant, powerful blue. The goldtone finds are exquisite! I love how they honor and elevate the blue; how the rings are fancy and ornate and how the chain falls gracefully to the crystals, like water flowing and sparkling. Outstanding!

    Your air earrings are exquisite. The sense of movement, the style so free; they must move and dance like fire-flies dancing in the night on the breeze! The vintage Japanese sequins and bicones are gorgeous, and the construction is ingenious and beautiful. Ahhhhh!

    Earth: Oh, may the designer in me say your wirework is amazing! You've moved the wire from wrap, around the beads, to wrap with perfection, Shaiha. Completely gorgeous silver work. The lampwork, like woods, is earthy and orbital. Sweet Mother Earth. Amazing :)

    And indeed, last but not least, your beautiful fire necklace! Jangles' ceramics are perfect, sun and Indonesian beads, a beloved rare swap/gift -- I LOVE your necklace. Ethnic, powerful, happy, summer. A gift.

    I'm amazed. Your artistry and soul shine.


  11. Wow, love all the jewelry! :) It's all just so gorgeous! I can't even pick a favorite, although I do love the color green. ;) Beautiful work!


  12. What beautiful jewellery. Such a lovely post.

  13. Your earrings and necklace are lovely. The earth earrings especially. Thank you for sharing, I hope you have a wonderful summer.


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