Thursday, February 10, 2011

ISLAND A WEEK: Aegean Collection - PAROS

My AEGEAN COLLECTION features rings and pendants that have been inspired by the light and color of my beloved Greek Islands. These pieces are mixed media jewelry, where each piece has a ceramic shard as its focal. For each ring or pendant, I have completed the ceramic shard in a different way, using different materials and techniques such as metal (aluminium or copper) sheet, copper wire, polymer clay and acrylic paints.
Each piece of my Aegean Collection is named after a different island, so I thought I'd introduce them one by one! Welcome to the wonderful world of the Greek Islands of the Aegean!!!
Here is a beautiful and complete website about the Greek Islands:

PAROS (Greek Πάρος) is located in the heart of the Cyclades, in the Aegean sea, in front of Naxos and near Mykonos. Paros was known in antiquity for its fine marble. Serene landscape with fertile valleys and rolling hills dotted with small churches and monasteries, endless sandy beaches with sparkling blue waters, famous monuments from the island's rich ancient and medieval past, picturesque whitewashed villages bathed in the unique, dazzling Aegean light... All this, along with warm hospitality, excellent tourist facilities, rich cultural life, cosmopolitan ambience but also the possibility of seclusion, have combined to make Paros one of the most favorite spots in the Cyclades Islands.

More islands in this series:


Carrie said...

Goodness Anna that isn't a real place, it can't be!! You have taken photos of heaven and put them up to fool us- shame on you, hahaha. Love the pendant I really thought in the thumbnail that it was a blue glass stone wrapped in wire and photographed on the beach with waves lapping round it! xxx

Rania Kelesidou said...

Never been to Paros but I want it so much!!I've heard it's extremely beautiful and these photos surely prove that!

Annuk said...

Carrie you are the sweetest!!!! In Greece they say "you are a doll" :)!!!

Thank you for stopping by, Rania :)!

Vikulya said...

Annoulia! This is great! Really beautiful places!Also the pendant is so amazing! I hope that you'll come here sometime!!! Polla filia apo tin Paro!

Annuk said...

Vikulya I'm so glad you liked this little homage to your dreamy island!!! For sure I'd LOVE to come sometime!!!!!!! :)))
Polla filia geia tin Paro sou!!!

Marcela Gmd said...

Que bonito blog!!!!! Te sigo. Besos Marcela.

creationsbyeve said...

gorgeous pendant Anna!and lovely pics from Paros!

Annuk said...

Thank you Marcela :)!

Eyxaristo Evelyn, filakia :)!!!

Yael said...

How very beautiful dear Anna! The pendant and the photos! Happy evening and Sunday!!!

Annuk said...

Thank you dear Yael :)! And have a lovely Sunday too!!!

Signorina Christina said...

Ax poso great photos????? THelw kalokairi TWRAAA!!!!! :D:D


Annuk said...

:)))))) Thelo kalokairi tora kai ego :D!!!! ELLINIKO kalokairi!!!!!

ginali said...

wonderful collection of photos from the beautiful Greek islands. Your pendant is so unique and inspiring and make me want to get back in Aegean sun!
thanks for sharing

Annuk said...

Thank you Gina :)! I'm so glad my posts about the wonderful islands of the Aegean are inspiring you to go back soon!!!

LaPerLaa said...

I was in paros and from there visited all the cyclades island last year for my first time in Greece.
I love those Islands and I can't wait to go back!

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