Monday, April 4, 2011

CALYPSO RINGS!






Here they are! My new rings, created with beautiful wooden disks and polymer clay.
I called them Calypso... In Greek mythology, Calypso was a sea nymph. According to Homer, she kept the fabled hero Odysseus on her island so she could make him her immortal husband. Calypso detained him in her island for seven years, until she was obliged by the gods to allow him to continue his journey homewards. Although she is often seen as a negative symbol of a temptress and seductress, Calypso was also a rescuer: on her island she welcomed the exhausted Greek hero, who was adrift in the open sea after losing his ship and his army when heading back home to Troy.
Each Greek island is a Calypso who welcomes the visitor who lands on it, and when he is there she keeps him in her thrall, spellbound and bewitched, with her seductive and mesmerizing powers. When I look at this ring I see an Island. And I see Calypso.
Created with gorgeous natural wooden disks from Helmitarha Supplies, and polymer clay in a custom mix of blues, turquoise and white. Before baking I have added a touch of glitter for extra sparkle: just think how it will pop on a sunny day! The touch of color highlights the wonderful texture of the wood. A gorgeous ring, simple and elegant yet sunny and colourful. Perfect for hot summer nights… or for dreaming about your Island!
Now in my Etsy shop... except Calypso (the first ring): that's my own little treasure :)!

15 comments:

Mags said...

The dark Calypso, 1, is so bold and beautiful, I like it! I like your turquoise <3

pantarei said...

Love all but especially the light Calypso..it talks on a special Aegean Island with cobalt blue sky and turqoise sea...xoxooxoxox

Annuk said...

Thank you girls :)!!!

Carrie said...

Too clever! and i love your description of Calypso I always thought it was cruel to brandish her as evil in someway and the Greek islands sure do look like they would capitive you for a long time. These are gorgeous - beautiful blue and I love the sparkle - really you are a clever girl! ;)

Annuk said...

Thank you Carrie, you are too sweet!!! :)

Cat said...

Hi Annuk, thank you for visiting my blog :-) I have been over to your etsy shop and was blown away by your beautiful colours of the sea!

Annuk said...

Thank you so much, Cat :)!!!
I love your blog and I'm a "crazy" Cat Lady too!!!!!

Hilde said...

Hi Anna :) The rings are beautiful! And I love the description and the story.

Annuk said...

Thank you Hilde :)!

Yael said...

Yes Anna, the rings ARE very beautiful and if Calypso had blue eyes it would be exactly that wonderful blue!
In Malta there is a Calypso cave (I guess one of many :-)...) looking down at the Mediterranean - of course we went to visit it on our stay there - the sea, the sand and the sky - they were the same color as your rings!

Annuk said...

Thank you so much, dear Yael, for your beautiful and poetic comment :)!

[handmade+art] x2 said...

OHHHH!!!!λατρεψα το kalypso 2!!!!
ΦΑΝΤΑΣΤΙΚΟΟΟΟΟΟΟ!!!!!

Annuk said...

Eyxaristo POLYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

Studio Sylvia said...

These are lovely Annuk. Love the colour and texture combination.

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