This month’s Vintaj Design Challenge theme, brought back some wonderful memories of my trip to San Francisco a few years ago, with their colourful red lanterns and flags strung across the streets in Chinatown.
My design focuses on the richness of the colour red with fire agate beads and the use of red dangling strings adorned with red, blue and brass beads. The dangling strings attempt to capture the movement of the lanterns as they sway in the gentle breeze.
These earrings were inspired by the legendary tale of the Jade Emperor in Heaven who was so angry when a village killed his favourite goose, that he wanted to destroy it with a storm of fire. The village people were warned to light lanterns throughout the town so that from the Heavens it looked as if the village was already ablaze, and subsequently they were saved.
Vintaj “Asian Lantern” September 2012 Design Challenge.
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