Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Etsy Beadweaver Team challenge, this time, on time

Here is my new piece, created for the EBW Team's December Challenge,the theme was Simon and Garfunkel-Songs of Inspiration.

The song I chose was A Church Is Burning.

"A church is burning
The flames rise higher
Like hands that are praying
Aglow in the sky
Like hands that are praying
The fire is saying,
"You can burn down my churches
But I shall be free."

I wanted to make a fierce-some necklace with fires and smoke swirling towards the sky, the praying hands are being represented by the orange center stone.I wanted it to be a strong statement, all swirling lines, as if painted, no place for the eye to rest, but I also wanted it to have beauty and balance that lifts it above it's immediate imagery...
In order for viewing this piece one must first look at it from afar, so the lines all come together to form the fire and smoke, then take a closer look to reveal the details that add up to the whole.
It was a challenge to create a piece that is so symbolic, fluid, asymmetrical, and yet has an organic flow and balance. I tried to incorporate negative spaces instead of many colorful gems, as if singed by flames.

Please visit our team blog, www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com (http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com) between the 9th and 15th and vote for your favorite entry.

What fun I had with this one! It was more like a painting then a piece of jewelry, how it came to be. But then again my paintings look very much like my jewelry, and when it comes down to it it's all the same, right?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall is here, and I am beading again

So it's that special creative time of the year again, and here is what came out of it so far.
A little alligator watching You from the cuff bracelet ,from it's garden of green and purple.

A Sun burst earring in turquoise and silver, a forever popular color combo.


This lovely lovely necklace that was created for the Etsy Beadwever Team's November Challenge, theme being holiday treasures. The holiday had to be in November, and guess what is in November, World Vegan Day!

I am a vegan. My Fiancee is a vegan. Sammy precious is a vegan (for the most part), and so I had to take advantage of this.

But I missed the entry date by five days unfortunately, so You can't vote for me ... Too bad. Anyhow, for anyone that wants to vote for other beautiful creations, here is the link.

There will be more coming soon....

Good news: My jewelry is now featured in a local store/gallery, called Umba. If you are in Boulder, check it out . It's on Pearl Street on the corner of Broadway.

I have an other blog that features my creations as well, but it's also about my Sammy Ding Dong's transition to a vegan diet. Check it out .