Now that the Brazil 2014 World Cup is in full swing, there has been a lot of fashion talk surrounding the kits and the players; noted in The Guardian as the 'the most fashionable World Cup ever'. We thought it would be fun to model up some football pendants.
Base on the Atlas pendant which was inspired by the myth of the eponymous Titan with the weight of the world on his shoulders, Atlas is inside the sphere to represent the concept of restriction within the mind and the way a weight on our shoulders may in fact be more of a mental limit than a reality.
For the football pendant we wanted to take the pattern traditionally associated with the football shape, known as a spherical polyhedron. This style of football takes the pattern of regular pentagons and regular hexagons to create the spherical polyhedron, but it is more spherical due to the pressure of the air inside and the elasticity of the ball. It was introduced to the World Cup in 1970. In 2006, the iconic design was superseded by alternative patterns.
The front of the design would consist of the badge or flag for each club embossed into a shield. The above image showing the England three lions. We also tried out some variations using Enamelling to highlight the colour in the countries team emblem.
Each day of the World Cup we'll be posting the scheduled matches over on our twitter page @saxonsofoxford We want to know your thoughts on our football pendants. Would you wear a piece of jewellery to show your team colours? If we have enough interest in them we will bring out a limited edition collection #worldcuppendant