Monday, May 23, 2011

Inspiration

Have been sadly lacking in creativity since returning from Thailand. I decided to try a couple of things to tweak my muse. I follow a group in Flikr called "Color Palette a Week", where Chris posts a colour palette and people send in pictures of what they have made using that colour group. I loved this poppy so decided to try to duplicate those colours.Then I tried a tutorial I bought from Yonat Dascalu on etsy. It was fun to try, but don't like how prominent the orange elements are: they look like a bunch of carrots to me (which wasn't what I was going for!)Next time I try I will have a better idea how to place the elements.
Then I got out the extruder and ran the colours through to make snakes of shaded clay, and arranged them in a filigree pattern. This result I am very happy with, and this will become a cuff bracelet when I get my bracelet blanks. I will continue to play with these colours and see what else I can come up with. So, all in all a good day in the studio.




Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Beadstar



I am back from Thailand, after a fantastic trip, and now that I am finally over my jet lag it is time to begin posting and creating again. I was very happy to discover that two of my jewellery pieces have been chosen for Beadstar this year. As in the past, the entries with the most votes win each category. Here is the link: http://www.beadingdaily.com/content/BeadStar2011.aspx
Have a look, and vote for the pieces that appeal to you, but if you should want to cast a vote for me, I would be most appreciative!

I entered the Heart category with "Amore".
And the Metal category with "Thai Bouquet".