And the sky burst with glory – that’s what this inspiration photo for the Art Bead Scene challenge this month made me think of.
Landscape with Stars by Henri-Edmond Cross
Watercolor over graphite on paper, ca. 1905–1908Image Credit: www.metmuseum.org
The Art Bead Scene hosts an inspiration challenge every month. Participants must use an art bead in their design. The idea is to take something from the inspiration, a theme, colour or colours, shape, whatever strikes you as a starting point, and make an original piece based on it.
This month both the art and the colours were my inspiration. The blue and yellow combination, topped off with the dark background, is a palette I’ve always loved. The sky is also a favourite, appearing in pins scattered through my Pinterest boards.
My inspiration started with this stoneware heart from Leslie Watt of Thea Elements. The colours and pattern remind me of a star bursting to life, bathing the lands near it in light.
To bring out its beauty I topped it with an antiqued bronze link that I wrapped with 2 moonstone rounds and some crystals from my Swarovski soup. The pendant is strung from a necklace of citrine chips, sponge coral dyed blue and larger Swarovski crystals. The necklace closes with a wavy antiqued bronze plated toggle clasp with a pretty texture.
Please visit the Art Bead Scene reveal to see what everyone else has made too.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Thank you Kathy.Delete
Lovely! really like the soft colors!ReplyDelete
Thanks Terri. I was happy with how it came together.Delete
Your focal is perfect and what a beautiful necklace! I'm with Terri about the softness is is fabulous.ReplyDelete
Also you put your blog together very nicely, well that isn't the best word but I wanted to express how impressed I was by the clean and professional way you present yourself, also how you obviously take the time to make a post. :)
I'm happy that you like the necklace Katherine. Thank you also for the kind words about my blog. It's so nice to hear when my vision strikes a bell with readers.Delete
This Necklace is so lovely. Your photo of the piece is marvelous, thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you Gloria. I've been working on my photography so it's nice to receive the feedback.Delete