AJE Component Of The Month Reveal
I hosted the September Component of the Month on the Art Jewelry Elements blog. Each of the participants received one of the pendants below.
After distributing the pendants, I got the idea to make some with 3 loops, rather than two. My design features one of the new three loop pendants.
Using Irish waxed linen I dangled a pewter squirrel, by Green Girl Studio from the bottom loop. At the front of the necklace, I knotted mossy green glass, wood, recycled glass and trade beads, on orange leather cording. The back is a simple pattern of seed beads.
I have one 2-loop oak leaf pendant in my shop now and will be adding a few more 2 and 3 loop pendants later this afternoon or early evening.
I want to thank everyone who participated in this month’s COM. To see everyone’s creations, follow these links!
I just joined a monthly challenge sponsored by the Art Bead Scene blog. According to their blog, here’s how it works:
“Create something using an art bead that fits within our monthly theme. We post the art to be used as your inspiration to create. This challenge is open to jewelry-makers, fiber artists, collage artist, etc. The art bead can be created by you or someone else. The challenge is to inspire those who use art beads and to see all the different ways art beads can be incorporated into your handiwork.”
There is a monthly winner, a blog hop to see everyone’s creations, and a weekly featured artist.
This month’s inspirational painting is Brown River by Wayne Thiebaud.
Brown River by Wayne Thiebaud
Here is the necklace I created in response to this painting.
Ceramic pendant by Yolanda's clay
The pendant for this necklace is a pretty artisan made ceramic square by Yolanda’s Clay, that features a little bird rising up in flight.
Wayne Thiebaud’s paintings are known for “clear light and vibrant color”. This color sense is evident in the intensely hued yellow in the fields, which I tried to capture in the bright yellow ceramic pendant and in the glass beads all around the necklace . There are echos of what is known as “strikemaster” purple, throughout the painting and that color is also echoed throughout my necklace. Although the painting doesn’t depict any birds, one could well imagine them in this scene. Perhaps my little birdy is singing the praises of the beautiful fields and winding rivers that Wayne Thiebaud has mastered so wonderfully !