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.


9 comments:

  1. Awesome clasps and pendants!!! I really love the two clasps you made!

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  2. Oh Mary, you really caught the vibe of the pic!

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  3. The way you captured the colors is incredible. Your pieces are outstanding. I think I need to go shopping!

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  4. You did well! Love those colors, too!

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  5. Beautiful! I love this illustration as well. Every time I look I see something new!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  6. Mary - these are just beautiful. I think I'll have to head out to your etsy shop...

    :) Molly

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  7. Lovely, lovelies!! You are such an inspiration- I love the color palette this month too!! So far I only have a black and white sketch done- not sure yet where I am going with it this month.

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  8. Oh what lovely colors You got there..perfect !!

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  9. I love the toggle clasps. That is thing with beading, finding a great clasp to go with all the beautiful design you have created. You get a pattern going and then get to the clasp and often it is more of a make due than part of the whole. Thanks!

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