Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge – March 2012

March 2, 2012

For once, an early entry for the Monthly Challenge over at Art Bead Scene. The inspiration painting is “Le Moulin a Poivre” by Vincent Van Gogh:

I suppose I could have thought of something different, but the flags captured my attention. The bracelet looks a lot better in reality and on my wrist. The vintage heart bead is a bit scratched, but it’s not actually noticable without the strong flash I had to use to get a half-decent picture despite the gloomy weather. The wave-patterned polymer clay bead is one of mine.


Colour Palette Generator

September 5, 2010

First of all, I’m sorry for not blogging the past three days, I have not been feeling well.

Just a quick post today, now that I’m a little better – about colour. Lorelei blogged a while ago about an awesome Colour Palette Generator that I only now found time to try out. Once I did, though, I had to try it on all past challenges of Art Bead Scene, because it was so much fun. This is the challenge painting for the current month:

And this is the colour scheme that was generated from it:

Nice autumnal colours, no? Makes me want to mix polymer clay… and those patterns on the fabric look perfect to be done in millefiori technique (which I haven’t worked with for years, though, and never seriously). We’ll see what I can do.

Dancing the Bolero – Monthy Challenge June 2010

June 14, 2010

I haven’t done a proper challenge entry for Art Bead Scene in… hm, let me think, did I do any proper entry this year?
After several failures, I have decided never again to try creating components specifically for a challenge. Instead, I’m going to use what I have available and just play with my beads – that way I’m usually more successful, and it’s also way more fun!

This one really was a challenge, as I don’t normally use these colours. And as usual, my first tholught was: “I don’t have anything in pink and green!” Considering the size of my bead stash, that wasn’t likely. If nothing else, I should at least have seed beads and swaroskis – I probably have those in every colour of the rainbow. Match them with a more neutral art bead, et voilà!

This was also the first time I tried out that new brass coloured chain I got, and I really really like it!!

And don’t forget to check out the last giveaway on Earthenwood Studio: some HOT beads!

Words of Wisdom

June 10, 2010

A few random words that came into my head (no grammatical consistency to this). These are charms with one hole, but I think they are small enough for two-hole connectors as well. They aren’t varnished yet, and the whole process is rather time-consuming (create the molds, bake them, stamp the clay, add metal dust, bake them, antique them, apply liquid clay, bake them again.

Do you think they’re worth it? The last time I added a poll it was pretty much ignored, so I think we have to practice this 😉 You do read and comment, so I know you’re out there! Come on, it’s just a single click – and even if you hate them, I wanna know! Also, if you have any suggestions for more/better words, please tell me!

And when you’re done voting, there’s another giveaway to visit at Earthenwoods – Goddess Pendants!

A Bracelet A Day…

April 15, 2010

Alright, so the only person who commented on my question the day before yesterday said “mix it”, and the only person who voted said “and now for something completely different”. Hmm… so what now? I decided to challenge myself and make more bracelets, because they have been underrepresented so far and because anything that poses a challenge is usually a good way to improve skills. I’m not going to do bracelets only for a month, though. I’m going to do a bracelet a day for a week, this month, probably again next month and we’ll see when I’m tired of it. I’ll count the vintage chinese button one as the first of the seven, though (yeah, I know I’m a cheater!).

So this is number 2. Remember Silver Parrot’s colour challenge? I now created a bracelet for the last inspiration I didn’t dare to use back then, the gaudy grasshopper: