Saturday, April 25, 2009

Art Bead Scene April Submission Aphrodite's Robe



My Art Bead Scene Submission for April is inspired by Botticelli's The Birth of Venus as that is the ABS theme for this month. I have been inspired by the colors of Venus' robe and the feathers of the Zephyrs. I think the use of crusted pearls and pearl sticks was also inspired by the painting since it is of rising from the sea, but it was not a conscious choice. Color is always the first factor when I design a free form peyote piece. This necklace features two of my handmade ceramic star flower beads which pick up the blues and reds in the size 6 transparent rainbow root beer beads.The orange teardrop carnelian beads are from Artbeads.com. The button clasp is a Victorian metal button that fits in well with the other colors.

14 comments:

  1. Aphrodite's Robe is spectacular!!
    The combination of pearls and your art beads are perfect.

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  3. Your Robe piece is great!! I looked at your blog and it seems you do everything! I am a wire and bead person myself, but I do like some beadweaving and really admire your Use The Muse piece, it's stunning!! I'm intrigued by your freeform peyote bracelet kit and may have to purchase that soon!!

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  4. That's a chunky necklace! Nice color combinations, love it. Well done! / http://byZarah.com

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  5. Hi Bev,
    I am so glad that you like the necklace. I am always so pleased the ceramic beads seem to be a made in heaven combo with seed bead creations. Thanks so much for leaving a comment.

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  6. Hi Sharon,
    So glad you looked around on my website. If you try free form peyote you will get hooked. It is such a fun adventure.

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  7. Thanks Mary for visiting my blog! I'm still thing freeform and saw you posted the other day about torching!! I did exactly what you did making headpins and annealing metal and am going to use some in a new piece soon!

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  8. Hi Sharon, Isn't that torching copper fun. I love using the headpins. Makes the bead look so great.

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  9. Hi Zarah,
    Thanks so much for the great comment and for stopping by my blog.

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  10. This is SO beautiful! I just had to comment. Amazing design work!

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  11. This is SO beautiful! I just had to comment. Amazing design work!

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  12. This is SO beautiful! I just had to comment. Amazing design work!

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  13. Hi Scarlet,
    Wow! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Really appreciate it and am so glad you like it. It has been a very exciting project for me.

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  14. That's really amazing! WOW!

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