Sunday, February 8, 2009

Challenge - The Kiss

My #1 goal for this weekend was to finish my first ever submission to this month's Art Bead Scene Challenge. Check it out here. I was really excited about this challenge because it revolves around my most favorite paintings of all time: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. I already had a few polymer clay "kiss" beads from Humblebeads that I knew I wanted to work into my design. And an old pendant that I wanted to incorporate.

I ended up taking apart a necklace I made a few weeks ago with a "kiss" bead that I was not too happy with. I made it for a wearable art event at the Art Center, was short on time, and took inspiration to string the bead sideways from a project in Stringing magazine. Now I had the bead and the pendant laying in front of me and it was quite challenging to see how these 2 very different components would work together.

Then I pulled over an old drawer pull I found in my basement. The pendant slide onto it as if it were so meant to be. Then, the length of the kiss bead was just the right size to wire across the pull. From there, it just flowed together. I really liked how it turned out! Since this is my first time entering, can someone comment on if you can enter more than one design? I thought that was my understanding when it says you can submit 2 pictures a day. If that is the case, I'd also like to enter the cuff bracelet I made with a "kiss" bead and old watch bands!

7 comments:

Lorelei said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes you can enter more than one piece. The limit per day is 2 entries.


Nice work!!

peacockfairy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Lorelei!

SueBeads said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How about that!!!! You were picked for your submission! Good for you!

peacockfairy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am so thrilled & appreciative I was picked!

2ifbysea said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Woohoo! Way to go Heather! How exciting! Congrats.

Dale said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there :)

Congrats on being featured on Art Beads! I am fairly new to the site as well. The last challenge, the Van Gogh, was my first challenge i participated in. Your two submissions are so beautiful! I just love them. What a fascinating idea to use watch bands as part of the bracelet! As well, the drawer pull looks really good. Great job :).

I've put your blog on my blogroll, i'll be swinging by later :).

Dale said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there :)

Congrats on being featured on Art Beads! I am fairly new to the site as well. The last challenge, the Van Gogh, was my first challenge i participated in. Your two submissions are so beautiful! I just love them. What a fascinating idea to use watch bands as part of the bracelet! As well, the drawer pull looks really good. Great job :).

I've put your blog on my blogroll, i'll be swinging by later :).