|Moon photo by my talented husband, Eric Wentling.|
This month, Lindsay Starr chose Moon for the Art Elements Theme of the Month. I was initially worried that I wouldn't have anything suitable since I used a bunch of moon themed things over the last couple of years. I shouldn't have worried... I did have a few appropriate things squirreled away! The problem ending up being finding the time to make things. January got busier than I had been planning for!
|My moon-themed art beads... fine pewter by Green Girl, mixed media resin pendant and ceramics by Gaea, and lampwork by unknown artist.|
Some of the beads that I ended up using were in my original collection of beads for this pendant, some were plucked from an Allegory Gallery bead blend, and some from a gift of Swarovski lovelies from Brenda Schweder from the Adornments Retreat. I decided to go with an asymmetrical design strung on one side, links and chain on the other. I kept it all to a palette of black, greys, silvers, and a tiny bit of white... colors of the moon and moonlight as well as the night sky in which it hangs.
I thought I'd share this one too. It wasn't made for this challenge specifically, but for yesterday's Inspired by Reading Book Club. I had some fun with riveting. I made the moon shape with some textured copper scrap left over from the Christmas ornaments I made last year and used some little spacers underneath to give it some dimensionality. If you're curious about my full book club post, you can read it HERE.
As you can see, I didn't get around to some of the more colorful moon options that I had pulled out. Tomorrow's another day!
This is a blog hop... please check out what the other participants have been inspired to make this month!
Sarajo (you are here!)
Art Elements Crew:
I really like the riveted moon you have created for the Book Club project that is most definitely my favourite piece!ReplyDelete
I love the asymmetrical design design of the necklace - I am not good at asymmetrical designs and I love seeing how other people use it for their jewelry. I also love the riveting you did for the last pendant. All the pieces are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
All of the pieces are beautiful! The last one is probably my favorite for the wonderful contrast.ReplyDelete
Love your combination of components, colors and textures! Hope you get to use the other moon components sometime too - you've got a wonderful collection.ReplyDelete
Great ideas that have turned out really well in part due to the drool worthy components that you have usedReplyDelete
You really DID have some things to work with! Great pieces - love the necklace! And your own riveted piece - I had seen your preview - it's great!ReplyDelete
Love it! The moon is such a fascinating thing, beautiful and mysterious. I adore those pieces by Green Girl and am quite surprised that I have never seen them before! I hoard GGS way too much and need to find more ways to use them! Enjoy the day! ErinReplyDelete
I have to use up some of my GGS stash so I can justify my shopping spree come B&B!!Delete
You always have so many beautiful artisan pendant options! And, your use of them never disappoints! The simple, neutral, starry palettes you chose really let the pendants shine. Awesome job.ReplyDelete
Love the necklaces and bracelet, but I really love how you created the riveted moon and star piece. Just fabulous work.ReplyDelete
All of your jewelry and components are great. You have a great collection of beads!ReplyDelete
Fabulous components and wonderful designs, I bet you have an amazing bead stash!ReplyDelete
First: I would so love to have a look through your stash! You always show such beauties!ReplyDelete
The finished pieces all are so beautiful! My favorite is the first necklace with the raven, the colors, balance of shapes, the asymmetry due to the beads - I would wear it anytime! :)
All lovely pieces but I really LOVE the first necklace the balance is just perfect!ReplyDelete
Gosh! I love everything, but that first necklace is my favorite! The balance and colors are perfection. And I'm personally a huge fan of crows and ravens. And I loved getting a sneak peek for the book club piece too. Fantastic work and thanks for reading AE and participating in our challenges. And once again, congrats on the ABS contributor position!ReplyDelete
Your first necklace makes me smile. I love your eclectic mix of beads! And of course the riveted one, I had seen that on instagram I think ... or your blog. I had 3 or 4 other previously made projects I was going to include in my post, but didnt. That'll be a separate post.ReplyDelete
Love, love, love! The color palettes are perfect for the focals and that riveted pendant is superb.ReplyDelete
Ooh, it looks like you had fun this month! I have the same Green Girl pendant but in bronze...but until I saw your necklace it never occurred to me there was a moon behind the crow! You've inspired me to go digging in my boxes for beads to go with it now. Isn't it nice how our stashes always answer a challenge with exactly what you need...and then some? Thank you for playing along with us! I hope to see your creations again next month too!ReplyDelete
That riveted piece of yours is my personal favorite! I love the color choices of all your pieces, they are perfect for a starry night!ReplyDelete
I love that book group and our theme coordinated! And was inspirational. You make lovely work!ReplyDelete
Your pieces are a slam-dunk for this month's inspiration! You never fail to amaze and delight with how creatively you interpret the challenges. I love the palette and feel of the necklace and bracelet so much. Great work!ReplyDelete
I know I commented on this the other day as I remember loving your riveted piece, good job I checked as I was having problems up loading comments! Was worth a second look, I really do love that riveted piece ;)ReplyDelete
I absolutely love the necklace you made for the challenge! (And the other pieces as well!) I usually lean far toward balance in anything I make, but I really like the asymmetry in your piece -- it gives it so much more depth. Looking forward to seeing more of your work in upcoming challenges! (Apologies for my late comment -- it's been a busy week.)ReplyDelete
All so pretty, love the monochromatic colors you used for the raven necklace.ReplyDelete