Friday, February 4, 2011

ISLAND A WEEK: Aegean Collection - TINOS

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:

TINOS (Greek Τήνος) is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea and one of the largest islands of the Cyclades archipelago. It is located between Andros and Mykonos. Tinos is a craggy, yet rather green island. It is known for its many churches, chapels and dovecotes. It's a typical Cyclades island with narrow streets, white-washed houses, beautiful villages and a bustling port lined with restaurants and hotels. Its huge Church of Panagia (Virgin) attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the country on the 15th of August, feast day of the Virgin.

More islands in this series:

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