Getting Ready for Summer! Amphitrite and the Dory

I don’t know about you, but I am beyond ready for the summer.  So I have been hard at work the last couple months on a summer collection that will launch in late June.

The Bladery Summer Collection is coming so here is my inspiration!

One of my favorite Greek Gods is Poseidon and one of my favorite stories is the one where he finds his wife Amphitrite.

Amphitrite Summer Collection

Amphitrite was the eldest of the Nerieds.  According to Eratosthenes when Poseidon saw the Nerieds he fell for Amphitrite and asked Amphitrite to marry him. She decided not to marry and went into hiding. Poseidon sent many messengers to find her. Delphin (Leader among Dolphins) was the messenger who eventually found Amphitrite and persuaded her to marry Poseidon.  Because of this Poseidon put a dolphin among the constellations.

So this summer I am honoring the much overlooked goddess of the sea Amphitrite and the classic Greek Dory.

The Greek Dory is an important weapon in Greek history.  It was used by the Greek Heavy Infantry and Spartans. It was a one handed spear.  The length allowed Greeks to fight at a good distance from their opponents.  It also had a butt at the back of the spear that allowed it to be useful even when broken or damaged.

The Jewelry

I decided to use parts of the sea to represent Amphitrite because she is the personification of the sea.  Abstract bubbles and a mother of pearl bead are integrated into the bubble-esc chains used in the jewelry to represent Amphitrite. There is a spearhead dangling from a chain which represents the shaft of the spear.  In the collection there are several earrings, a necklace, a bracelet, and a ring; all of which can be purchased in blackened silver or shiny silver, representing the dark stormy sea or the bright calm sea.

Hope that gives you some insight into the upcoming collection. I know I am looking forward to it!

-Wilder

In the mean time check out our newest listing HERE.

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Happy New Year + Krampus Collection Gone Forever

Happy New Year!

It’s officially 1 month into the New Year and it is out with the old and in with the new.  With that being said the Krampus Collection is now gone forever.  I have only kept the 3 most popular pieces as part of the permanent collection on the website.

See them here.

Now that they are gone I find myself reminiscing about the creation of the Krampus Collection. I started designing this collection this past summer and it finally released in time for the Holiday at the end of October 2016.

Thank you to everyone who was unique this past Holiday with The Bladery!

-Wilder

For nostalgia sake here are some making of pictures for the Krampus Collection:

 

Holiday Collection Time

So it is getting to be that time of year when it isn’t even Halloween and Christmas decorations are already showing up in stores.  Every year Christmas gets earlier and earlier.  Now I have nothing against Christmas, but Halloween needs its turn too.  Which is why I am happy to be making my newest collection.

It’s got some of the best Halloween themes, Demons, Horns, Chains, and Screaming Children… That’s right I have been working on my Christmas Collection, WAIT, what?!  Oh yeah, that’s right, my Christmas collection.  This year Christmas at The Bladery is all about

KRAMPUS

Yep, the counter part to Saint Nick who punishes the naughty children.  Now I know I just said that I don’t like Christmas coming early and pushing aside Halloween, but I feel like Krampus would be just as comfortable on All Hallows Eve as any other demon.  With that in mind I started working on my Holiday Collection and it is going to be ready for release just before Halloween.

So get ready to see the creation of the Krampus Collection with a guest appearance by the Austrian Scythe in my next blog post.