I was so inspired yesterday by Erin Prais-Hintz's post at Art Bead Scene about their February Challenge based on a painting by John Singer Sargent called "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose" that I could not let the month go by without submitting something. It's not only a beautiful painting but the colors are some that I've been working with in the studio. Before I go further, here's the bracelet I made for the challenge. It's a piece I call, "In the Meadow" and it allowed me to play with some goodies I brought back from Tucson ... and I swear making it today lowered my blood pressure ... but more on that later.
|"In the Meadow" ... |
Green Girl flower dangle and toggle, rose crystal, labradorite, torch-fired enamel, and beryl
|"In the Meadow" (detail)|
This is the first time I've worked with Green Girl components and I LOVE THEM! Wow! What took me so long ... The torch-fired enamel is a new color that we're presenting for the Spring called "Old Lace." It's perfect for any time of year, really ... it is sooo feminine ... like a vintage tea rose. Contact me for more information on specials we'll be running on our new beads ... while I get the information on line at our website.
I haven't had a chance to make jewelry in weeks ... As much as I love enameling beads and other components, when I "create" jewelry, I lose myself. It's a state of relaxation that I cannot achieve easily, which is why I need to do more of it! On March 17, I have a Trunk Show of sorts at Buttons, Bangles and Beads on Historic Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach. If you're in the area from about 11 a.m. to about 4 p.m., we can talk shop, you can pick my brain on enameling, everything I have is yours. I'm sure this bracelet will be accompanying me. :-)