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Challenge of Music Blog Hop!
I had fun with this challenge. We were asked to listen to whatever music that we liked and to be inspired to create a piece of jewelry. Different types of music brings about different moods in us. There are days when I love creating with dance music and there are times when I prefer the soft, soothing sound of the guitar.
There are many great Filipino classical guitar artists such as Angelo Favis and Michael Dadap. Professor Favis is an Associate Professor of the Deapartment of Music of the Illinois State University where he teaches classical guitar. He has been given several accolades and is known in the music industry worldwide. I heard his CD Philippine Treasures through my brother in Australia. His CD albums (Philippine Treasures Vol. 1 and 2) consist of traditional Filipino folk and love songs.
Professor Dadap is the artist / music director and conductor of The Children's Orchestra Society in New York since 1984. He is also highly recognized in the field of classical guitar. He has performed worldwide and is a "passionate folklorist and advocate of music in the Philippines."
Filipino traditional folk songs and love songs are nice to listen too. Most of the love songs are so melodramatic to the point of being a martyr in the name of love. I love the song "Sampaguita" composed by Dolores Paterno. The song describes the flower as a symbol of purity. It talks of the love of a woman for her lover who passed away, her tears fall like sampaguita buds. I told you... the songs are melodramatic.
The Sampaguita is the Philippine's National Flower. The flower is white in color and it has a scent similar to Jasmine. Nowadays, it is being used in the perfume and spa industry.
Watch this Youtube Video to hear the intrumental version by Prof. Dapdap and learn more about Traditional Filipino culture. The paintings in the video were made by one of our famous artists, Fernando Amorsolo.
Sampaguita flowers are commonly used in making leis.
This was my inpiration in designing this piece: "Sampaguita Necklace."
I made the white flowers using Premo white, yellow and olive green polymer clays.
The flower was laid on a filigree base.
To depict the "lei effect," I place the 3 flowers together, added crystal rondelles and a two way toggle clasp. The two way toggle clasp gives detail to the design and at the same time creates a longer chain.
The necklace measures 27 to 30.5 inches.
Michelle Escano-Caballero - YOU ARE HERE
♥ Michelle ♥