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I am very happy to be participating in the Challenge of Literature Blog Hop hosted by Erin from Tesori Trovati Jewelry today. I have always loved to read. Books were my own private world when I was growing up, I can't remember a time when I wasn't reading everything I could get my hands on. It seems to run in my family too, my Mom, one sister and my Aunt all love to read. Books fly between all of us, sometimes it's hard to keep straight what home they should go back to! When Erin announced this challenge, I didn't hesitate to enter for one second. I even knew which books I'd pick.
One ring to rule them all
One ring to find them
One ring to bring them all
And in the darkness bind them
I read the Hobbit in 5th or 6th grade, then The Lord of the Rings in 7th. They were and continue to be my favorite books. I could probably recite most of them from memory.
I wasn't sure what I wanted to make for this challenge, but I kept going back to the leaf brooch they were given in Lothlórien by Galadriel. That and Galadriel's ring have always been my two favorite pieces of jewelry from the books. I didn't think my wire wrapping was good enough yet to try the ring, so I went for the brooch. It's the first thing I've made from polymer clay. It is bigger than I wanted it to be, so I think I'll be making another smaller one, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out for my first attempt in a new medium.
I used translucent clay with the mix I did for the green and pearl ex watercolors to paint the veins and around the edge. I wish we would have had some sun today because it does sparkle nicely.
Here is the brooch from the movie Return of the King. They did a wonderful job capturing it the way it was described in the books.
|Image from http://www.allmoviephoto.com|
Thanks to Erin for having such a wonderful idea and for hosting this, and thank you for visiting me. Please visit the other participants to see what they created for the challenge: