Sunday, April 17, 2011

ABS April Monthly Challenge

Finches and Bamboo, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Emperor Huizong (1082–1135, r. 1101–1125)

ChineseHandscroll; ink and color on silk; 11 x 18 in. (27.9 x 45.7 cm)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

John M. Crawford, Jr. Collection, Purchase, Douglas Dillon Gift, 1981
After not submitting to the monthly Art Bead Scene challenge for a while (believe me, I've missed it), I have two entries so far for April! You can see the inspiration painting at the top, and above is the first necklace I have created. It features a colorful bird from the Vintage Grove line. He is holding a copper etched tablet from Jennifer Stumpf. He is surrounded by brass florals, green and gold agate, and faceted carnelian. And below here, you can see a bracelet that was inspired as well. The art bead is a polymer clay bird from Sharon Palac at Bijoux Jardin. I used textured gold rounds and light blue ceramic rounds to pull colors from the bead. Ceramic lentils with Chinese writing on them bring in more characteristics from the painting.
Both of these pieces will be listed in my Etsy shop as well!

4 comments:

Jen V. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love them! The bright colors in the first piece are my fave.

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

Both stunning pieces. Love that brightly colored bird and how built the necklace around it.

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

That big bird (not THE Big Bird!) is quite remarkable! And that little bird charm from Sharon is too stinkin' cute. Thank you for sharing! Enjoy the day!
Erin

P.S. Be sure to post this link on the ABS post so that I can remember to include it in the monthly blog hop. I am in charge of it now! ;-)

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

So, silly me...I commented on both pieces on flickr and did not realize you made them both! Awesome diversity. Good luck with your new little one btw!