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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Challenge of Travel Blog Hop

Welcome to the Challenge of Travel Blog Hop!


Please make sure your seat belts are securely fastened, your trays are in an upright position and your luggage is securely stored away under your seat or in an overhead bin.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight!

I chose the Republic of Seychelles, known as one of the most beautiful places on earth. This island nation is made up of an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1000 miles east of the African continent and north east of Madagascar. Many of these islands are volcanic in origin and are uninhabited, while others are coral islands. The islands of Seychelles are blessed with gorgeous beaches. The travel site 'Lonely Planet' describes the beaches as "exquisite ribbons of white sand lapped by topaz waters and backed by lush hills and big glacis boulders. And nary a crowd in sight".

I was drawn to this the smallest African state by the bright colors of their flag... look at it... a beader's delight!

The flag is made of five bands of color widening from the lower left to the right. The Blue color symbolises the clear skies and seas; Yellow, the bright shining tropical sun; Red, the harmony of the multicultural populations of the Islands; White stands for justice; and Green for the lush vegetation in the land.

Seychelles
This bracelet is inspired by the flag of the Republic. The interwoven strands of luscious green freshwater Pearls; the white carved beads are of Mother-of Pearl; red Coral, and yellow Fossil Coral; and deep blue Lapis Lazuli, all meant to capture the vibrant colors of the flag.

Read all about this Island nation here and if you make travel plans, check out their official travel site.
Learn more about these exotic islands at the official website, it is a fascinating place!

Tropical Beaches


Tropical Beach!
This Tropical Beach inspired necklace is made with Turquoise and Wood Jasper with copper findings.


See all the other participants in this travel challenge and visit some exotic places this long labor day weekend. Thank you for visiting and enjoy your holiday!

33 comments:

Jenni said...

Thank you for taking me there! I love your necklace.wit the dashes of turquoise..and what an amazing flag!
jenni

beadrecipes said...

Great pieces! I love the necklace, the jasper really does look like wood doesn't it!

Patti Van said...

What an amazing flag - I find it fascinating to know what the colors and images represent in a flag. Your bracelet is perfect! And your necklace is simply lovely! Thanks for the tour!

lilrubyjewelry.com said...

Great post - the jasper and turquoise necklace and earrings are gorgeous.Thanks for the tour!

Sherri Stokey said...

Very nicely done - the necklace is gorgeous.

stregajewellry said...

Never heard of this place but you certainly made me want to learn more. I love that bracelet. What a challenge to use all those colors in one piece. The necklace is so soothing in color and beautiful!

Linda Y said...

Great pieces. Love the bracelet and the necklace is lovely as well.

Jennifer said...

Wood jasper and turquoise are a dynamic duo! Lovely!

Tammie said...

Lovely work. My husband had the opportunity to visit the Seychelles almost 20 years ago. He said it was a paradise. I think you captured that paradise in a beautiful way~ nice job.

Pixiloo said...

Those are lovely. I like how you connected the pearls in the bracelet. The necklace is gorgeous and so reminds me of a day at the beach. The turquoise goes so well with the muted colors in the jasper.

Cilla said...

Thanks for such great pics! Great work and love the jewelry!

TesoriTrovati said...

This nation looks like a perfect rropical paradise! So glad that you were inspired by the flag. Some day I would love to travel to this part of the world. I guess that I need a passport! ;-) Thanks for traveling with me. Enjoy the day. Erin

Alice said...

Sounds like a beautiful country! As I read your post I found myself wanting to go to this exotic place. I love that you were inspired by the flag. Both pieces you made are just lovely!

shelly said...

i now want to visit your place! your work is lovely, too! stop by and see me sometime:
www.aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com

Gale said...

Like how the turquoise color punctuates the brown in your necklace!

LisaS said...

Sounds like a great place to visit! -And your jewelry is perfect ;)

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Regina, I had heard of the Seychelles but didn't realize they were part of the African continent! We have learned so much about our beautiful world this week-end. This nation seems like heaven on earth, doesn't it? I love that the two pieces you created are so different; one vibrant like the flag, the second gently elegant like that wonderful beach-scape. I'll be dreaming of a tropical paradise tonight!

Thanks also for your comment on my blog, Regina!

Micheladas said...

I love the turquoise with the wood jasper.. beautiful :)

rosebud101 said...

Such beautiful work. I feel like I've traveled today.

Shaiha said...

Now I have another country on my bucket list to visit. And I just love the necklace. The dashes of turquoise really make it pop.

Elisabeth said...

I love what you made - both are fabulous!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Wow, that does sound like a beautiful place! I really like the meaning behind their flag too. All three pieces that you created are beautiful, especially the bracelet. It pays beautiful tribute to the flag!

Marlene Cupo said...

Just love the Tropical Beach. My of my do I love it!

SueBeads said...

Very nice! LOVE the beach necklace! Thanks - I really really wanna go to the Seychelles!

Leanne said...

The colors you used are wonderful. I love both pieces. Stunning!!

Lived In Life said...

Love all three of your pieces. I think I would definitely feel the energy of the beach with your tropics pieces! Very successful.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Love the necklace.The copper with the browns and turquoise is GORGEOUS!

Sharyl said...

All of your jewelry turned out beautifully!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Regina,
Thank you for taking me along on your trip to Seychelles it is a gorgeous place. I love the bracelet that you made to represent the flag so very pretty and like the meaning of the colors.
The necklace you made is beautiful and truely makes me think of the beautiful tropical beaches.
Therese

Tanya Ozanne said...

Pretty beaches and calm sea beads.Delightful.Love and Hugs Tanya

A Polymer Penchant said...

What a stunning flag indeed, I don't think I've ever seen it before. You have made a wonderful statement with your bracelet to represent those energies

Shel said...

Thanks for the journey Regina! It's one of the places I've always wanted to visit. Your designs are so pretty! The necklace is subtle yet very empowering and that bracelet is super gorgeous!!

Azure Accessories said...

What a great idea, a Travel Blog Hop!

I always enjoy learning about places I've not been...great inspirations for your gorgeous bracelet and necklace!!!

Cheers

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