Monday 29 June 2015

Art Bead Scene June Inspiration Challenge

Here are my creations for the ABSblog inspiration for June.

The challenge inspiraton was this painting by Séraphine Louis, known as "Séraphine de Senlis" ("Séraphine of Senlis ") (1864–1942). She was a French painter who worked in the naïve style.

Feuilles, 1928, By Seraphine Louis, Pigments on Canvas

I was drawn to the many colours and shapes of the leaves she painted. Though orange, pink and red dominate the work, there are other shapes and colours hiding in the background that were the jumping off point for some of my pendants.

First off is this pendant with stoneware ceramic leaf by Lesley Watt of Thea Elements. The gorgeous orange and rust colours went perfectly with these two sparkle mini Lampwork beads from Sue Kennedy of SueBeads. I added glass rounds in complementary colours, used copper to tie the pendant portion together and strung everything off leather and waxed cotton cords.

Fire Leaf Pendant

The second pendant pulls its colours from the polymer clay leaf. Unfortunately I do not know who made this leaf. I mated it with another Lampwork bead from SueBeads, this time a Cameo bead in a Wedgewood like blue plus purple ceramic beads from Natalie McKenna of Grubbi Beads. Waxed linen in complementary colours holds some Mother of Pearl chips I acquired from Linda Landig, finished off with silver plated wire and clasp.

Summer Streaks Pendant

Next came this pendant with stoneware leaf by Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl. I used an agate circle, originally intended to be a ring, and batik cotton ribbon from Lorelei Eurto of Jewelry Accord. Like the first pendant, everything is tied together on this one with copper, hanging from a waxed linen cording this time. All of the waxed linen cording in these designs also came from Lorelei Eurto.

Rusticated Leaf Pendant

The next two pendants use polymer clay leaves in greens and rusts from Hilla Bushari of Hillovely and ceramic rounds in dark merlot and oatmeal from Cindy Pack of Art & Soul. Again I went with waxed linen cording and either antiqued bronze or antiqued brass for the metals.

Summer Touch Pendant

Sun Kissed Pendant

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