Vintaj ‘Harvest Moon’ Challenge

This month’s Vintaj Design Challenge theme is “Harvest Moon”.  For those of you who live in the Southern Hemisphere like me; the Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the date of the autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Native American’s also referred to the Harvest Moon as the Corn Moon, and according to tradition they considered it an indicator of when the crops (corn, pumpkin, squash etc) were ready for harvest.

Henry David Thoreau also wrote about the harvest moon in his poem… “On fields o’er which the reaper’s hand has pass’d, Lit by the harvest moon and autumn sun…”

Harvest Moon Necklace

I have used an autumn colour palette to represent the autumn equinox, and the colours of the seasonal crops (corn and pumpkin). My design features a large Vintaj leaf brass blank which I have embossed and lightly sanded. On top of this is my Full Harvest Moon; a Vintaj copper round blank which I have textured, hammered and polished to give it a moonlight shimmer.  The remaining components include a gorgeous orange-brown lampwork bead, copper beads, topaz rosebud firepolished beads, Vintaj acorn and petal beadcaps, and Vintaj chain and lobster clasp.

Vintaj “Harvest Moon” November 2012 Design Challenge.
Vote for your favourite design at the Vintaj blog.
Voting will be open from October 29 – midnight November 2.

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