Monday, August 08, 2011

I just love this picture, an illustration for American Cresent Cycles, 1899, by Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell. ,  which is the Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge inspiration for August.  I can't stop looking at the colors and how wonderfully they work together. Since I was so captivated by this painting I decided to try out some of the colors on a few pieces.  Here is what I came up with.  All 4 are in my Etsy Shop.

Art Nouveau Style Daisy Heart Pendant
This is such a wonderful color combo, I think,  inspired by the colors of her dress and hair.               

I can't resist putting in a mellow orange to the mix.  The thought of the lilies brings this color out in me!!

Here I added some red to the mix.  The hand made toggle bar reminds me of the bicycle in Ramsdell's illustration.

This toggle clasp has a hint of fern in a yellow gold and green.

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Copper and Clay

Hammered copper toggle clasps in progress

I have been doing some copper wire work and punching out disks in copper.  Really Fun Stuff.

Ceramic toggle clasp with my own hammered copper bar
in my Etsy Shop

Another ceramic toggle clasp with one of my hammered copper bars also in my Etsy Shop

I fused a copper swirl into the middle of this pendant. Now in my Etsy shop.

This is a bezel type connector bead with a copper swirl in the bezel.  In my Etsy shop

A hammered copper button bead.  Just practicing with these still. Thanks to Live Wire emag for directions on how to put the wire on a button.

Raku Bead Video Part III