It’s no secret I am a “fan” of many things. From Star Trek to Tolkien… and including Game of Thrones. I have read all the books. They are dark, and layered, and ominous, and they ensnared me. I watch the TV show, I listen to podcasts – some with spoilers, some without. I eagerly await the next book from George R. R. Martin… sigh. I even subscribe to a few theories as to what may happen, to whom…
And I am captivated by the details. It started way back (Season 1?) with this ring:
|Lucy Jade Sylvester on Instagram|
|Sansa Stark ( played by Sophie Turner) seen on HBO’s Game of Thrones|
“I walk in the countryside to collect delicate seedheads and insects, I’m interested in finding things that would decay into the ground, turning them into precious wearable objects. With climate change affecting our wildlife, my work may become a record for the future of the insect and plant life we have today.”
|A sampling of L. Sylvester’s nature themed work.|
Game of Thrones has a history of highly detailed costumes and great attention to details. Michelle Carragher is an artist that does embroidery work for costumes. You can read all about her work and see the amazing narrative and symbolic pieces.
Now speaking of symbolic – this is a statement piece only the “Mother of Dragons” could wear… Designed by Yunis and Eliza it appears to have removable elements. The designers website does not list eh piece, but it was featured in Bazaar magazine. (Link in caption)
|Jewelry designer Yunus & Eliza partnered with GoT Costume Designer Michele Clapton to create a sterling silver neck sculpture for June/July BAZAAR cover girl Emilia Clarke. The London-based art jeweler hand-carved the customized piece for Clarke’s character, Daenerys Targaryen, clearly paying homage to the Mother of Dragons.|
Now since we are talking of ice and fire, silver and gold… Bill and Christina Steenson are Irish jewelers, working from their studio in Glenarm, Co. Antrim, Ireland. In their words: “We have been delighted to work on numerous pieces for the HBO blockbuster production Game of Thrones, a series which any fan will know, is filmed extensively in Northern Ireland and in particular the Antrim coast has featured often as ‘The North’.
|Stepsons designs: Cerise’s locket, Joffrey and Margery’s crowns, Sansa’s necklace.|
Although rather different in style – Steenson’s also designed the three headed dragon brooches for Daenerys and her brother Viceroys. If you watch the show – you can recognize the foreshadowing… as these wore worm in Season 1 before ( spoilers!)… before Daenerys’ three dragons hatched!
|Steenson’s design for the Targaryen dragon brooch|