It's time for the Epic Inspiration Jewelry Design Challenge and Blog Hop hosted by Melissa Trudinger the author and designer behind Beadrecipes who challenged several bead lovers to create a piece of jewelry inspired by a favorite television show.
The first show that popped in my head was Mad Men, not so much because I'm glued to the tube to catch every episode of the show (which recently came to an end) but mostly because of the costume design team. Janie Bryant and her team created a vintage fantasy land. I absolutely love seeing what everyone is wearing -- and I mean every member of the cast. It's fun!
This show also captured many of the fundamental characteristics of that era. There were episodes related to the death of President John F. Kennedy, the Woodstock Festival, Man on the Moon and the Vietnam War.
While I especially like Joan I was drawn to Betty's necklaces. I created a double strand necklace and earrings. The earrings were something that Megan would wear and not Betty so much. Betty mostly wears post earrings.
The vivid color of the beads - orange, red and chartreuse were in fashion at that time. I knew immediately when I saw the beads that these would work wonderfully for this project.
Please visit the other blogs to see what favorite show inspired their creativity.
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.
Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.
Karen Martinez http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.
Lennis Carrier http://windbent.wordpress.com
Lindsay Starr http://phantasmcreation.
Mona Arnott http://bijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.
Shaiha Williams http://ShaihasRamblings.com
Veralynne Malone http://veradesigns.blogspot.
Elisabeth Auld http://www.beadsforbusygals.
Kelly Schermerhorn http://meanderingwithkelly.
Dini Bruinsma http://www.angazabychanges.