Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ISLAND A WEEK: Aegean Collection - RODOS

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:
http://www.greek-islands.us

RHODES (Greek Ρόδος, Ródos) is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population. It is located approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea. In the ancient times, it was famous for its Colossus, the giant statue of god Helios (the Sun) that used to stand above the port. The Colossus is now considered as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Today, Rhodes is among the most popular Greek islands, famous for its beautiful beaches, the green and varied landscapes, the traditional villages and the Old Town of Rhodes, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. The incredible mix of ancient and modern, East and West, modern mass tourism and unspoiled genuine landscapes and villages, crowded beaches and completely deserted coasts, make it a unique destination.
















More islands in this series:
LEROS
PATMOS
KARPATHOS
LIPSI
NISYROS
KALYMNOS
TILOS
KOS
TINOS
PAROS
MILOS
MYKONOS
SAMOS

22 comments:

kraplap said...

lovely sunny pics ! I wish I was there ....

nancy said...

Lovely fat, inviting suns! The new sunny pendant is also so beautiful - I'm wanting to do a treasury
soon and I'm definitelly using something of yours this time! :D

Annuk said...

Thank you girls :)!
That's so sweet from you, Nancy :)!

Amoronia said...

Amazing creations Anna!
And fabulous pictures!
Those suns are glorious indeed...

Annuk said...

Thank you Demi :)!

Dina Fragola said...

Makes me wish to go there...You really captured the feel of the place in your creations!

antigoni said...

Poly oraio post Annuk!!!!
Great post ♥

ingermaaike said...

These islands are so dreamy and suffused with aeons of history. They are very special!

BHB Kidstyle said...

Just looking at the pics I want to go there!

Maria said...

A wonderful post Anna filled with sunlight and your unique and beautiful creations!!!

LunaDiArgento said...

I love Rodos...I grew up in Cos (a neighbour island) and all my summers I spend them in Cos..

creationsbyeve said...

gorgeous pendant Anna!!! and fantastic pics!

Annuk said...

Oh my dear friends... thank you so very much for your special comments to my Island of the Heart :)))!!!!!!!!!!!

la boom! said...

Fantastic pics and amazing pendant and ring! :)

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Beautiful work inspired by a magical place!

pantarei said...

Annuk dearest this is the punta di diamante(diamond tip)to your tribute to the Islands!Your beloved Rodos..which matches the lovely art of yours and the photos....what can I say?I feel like booking a seat on the next Ryan Air!!!!!!!!!!:o)))))

Gio said...

Dovrei andarci quest'anno. Grazie per questo bellissimo post!

Annuk said...

Thank you so much girls for your wonderful words on my tribute to my beloved Island :)!!!!!

Gio te ne innamorerai :)!!!

Mags said...

I just love these greek blue hues!
Thanks for the great pics!

Annuk said...

Thank you Mags :)!

Ginalimosaics said...

love our beautiful island of Rhodes! cant wait to get back there this summer and meet you and enjoy actually living inside these beautiful photos you posted!
your creations are always stunning and happy
thanks for sharing
Gina

Annuk said...

Thank you so much, Gina!!!!
I'm looking forward to meeting you on our beloved Island :)!

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