Friday, May 25, 2012

Cocktail Hour Blog Hop Reveal!



Back in April, Amy Freeland had a refreshing idea for a blog hop. The rules were simple:

Google the cocktail, and use the ingredients, image, color, season it's usually enjoyed, era it became famous (I'm looking at your absinthe), or whatever else to inspire any piece of jewelry. 

The cocktail assigned to me was "Captain & Coke." For those of you who aren't familiar with that particular beverage, Captain Morgan is a darker rum with the addition of spices and we all know what Coke is. Here's what it usually looks like:


My inspiration was the photo above and the pirate theme labels on Captain Morgan products. I used quartz with brownish streaks (ice cubes), crackled quartz in shades of brown (Captain and Coke), and Swarovski crystal bicones in Lime. The anchor and ship's wheel charms complete the theme. I actually like this necklace better than I expected. I apologize if the photos aren't great but it is almost midnite and I'm too tired to find better light!



Thanks to Amy for putting this blog hop together; can't wait for your next idea!







24 comments:

Copper Diem said...

That is fantastic! I love the Captain elements! Super clever!

Patti Van said...

I think your bead selection and perfect and I love the anchor! Great use of the charms!

Pat and Tammie Everly said...

Very cool interpretation. I love the nautical charms. You did a great job with your inspiration cocktail.

Alice said...

Rum and coke was my favortite in my younger days. I absolutely love that you went the pirate route with this challenge! What a fun piece!

SueBeads said...

Very cool interpretation of the drink, I definitely see coke and pirates!

Cilla said...

I would say you nailed it. Perfect job. I didn't know about that cocktail either. I think they just call it "Rum and Coke" in this neck of the world.

Boot ~C said...

love the stone you used for your ice cubes!

Kim said...

Love your necklace, great interpretation!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Oh that is great! Never heard of the drink, but the bead colors are perfect and so rich. Particularly love the anchor and wheel - great touch!

Tumblestone Handmakery said...

Lovely!
You captured the "Captain & Coke" perfectly, it turned out very well, I love it!!

Jenny said...

I love the way you interpreted your drink. It looks really good.

Kashmira said...

You got the perfect colors! And am loving the charms!

Denise Kujawa said...

VERY cool. :) I'm stealin' it.

Alicia said...

This is lovely - the shades are gorgeous, and those 'pirate' charms are perfect!

Andrea said...

Very clever necklace and I can relate to the problem of trying to make jewelry and photograph them at a decent hour.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Nice job...you captured it all and it so fits the cocktail name.

BahamaDawn said...

very pretty necklace and perfect nautical interpretation of the cocktail!

Green Shoot Jewellery Designs said...

Love the colours and the charms you used.
Deb x

Elisabeth said...

Great necklace - what fun to wear out on the water somewhere fun this summer!

fulgorine said...

What a fun idea to use as inspiration. Does it help to drink your assigned beverage while designing? Those quarts beads are beautiful.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Your necklace fits the drink perfectly! I love it!
Sonya

Kelly J. R. said...

Your interpretation of this drink is DEAD ON! Well done.

Kristen said...

OHHHH can I haz!!! I love this!

Brian Young said...

I like the finished product. It must have been a delightful day that you've spend to create something as fab as this one. Brian of platinum jewelry buyer.

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