September 4, 2010

Persian Garden

I picked the art work for this month's challenge on the Art Bead Scene.  We take turns picking out some of our favorites from art history.  This is a new-to-me fashion illustrator and designer, George Barbier.  So I'm loving the art deco vibe and inspiration.  In fact, I sat down and created a few pieces of jewelry to fit in with the challenge.  I can't win, but I can still play along! 

Isn't that the cutest house pendant - from Rings & Things!

Earrings using leaves from Vintaj, crystal ball beads, Czech glass and Willow Branch Disks in copper.

You can't help but look to the lariat for a quick 1920's flapper inspired fix.  Here I created a very earthy looking one with a wing pendant from Earthenwood Studio, a Vintaj leaf and one of my own etched copper leaves.  I have them paired with wood, ceramic beads from Elaine Ray and Branch Disk beads in lime.

Another pendant with the fawn, the leaves and fawn are my favorite part of the painting!  I paired this one up with leaves from the Patera line, various disk beads, the clasp is a magnetic flower - love it.  The chain is a delicate bar chain from Ornamentea.

I still have a contest coming soon, I haven't forgot - you guys have just been keeping me busy with orders!  Are you planning to enter the Art Bead Scene's challenge this month?  I hope so.


peacockfairy said...

Love all of these pieces! I really like this painting!

Heather said...

You continually inspire me! Wonderful pieces- I love the willow branches and the earrings-"Sigh" spectacular! Thank you for pointing out where you obtained your supplies. I have never seen that bar chain and love it. Thank you, now I can go get some!! The fawn pendants are great too. I am very inspired by this month's challenge and will be entering!
PS I would love you to see my latest creation and critique it. If you have time come on over to my blog.

Pretty Things said...

I love that style of pendant because soldering and I do NOT get along!!!

lunedreams said...

These pieces are breathtaking! I especially love the earrings with the lacy leaves and crystal ball beads--what an unusual, and stunning combination. And the last piece with the rectangular deer pendant is unforgettable. Your beads are so perfect with the artwork, and the leaves and bar chain compliment each other perfectly. Really, really lovely.

Alice said...

I love the beautiful, almost vintage looking colors in the painting.

Your creations represent the painting so nicely. Beautiful!

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Sabine said...

I think I will try to do a piece this month. I love this painting. I bought the bar chain and it is great!


TesoriTrovati said...

I don't know how it is possible but you must have way more Vintaj than I do! I love those leaves. And I think I know where that little clasp came from (because I have some too in gunmetal!). I really need to get back to creating. *SIGH* *SIGH*
Beautiful inspiration! Beautiful creations!
Thanks for sharing, Heather!
Enjoy the day!

Molly Alexander said...

I just love your pieces Heather - your handmade beads are simply stunning! I think I'm going to have to hop on over to your shop and pick me up a few!

:-) Molly