Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lines and Squares, Inspired by Curves and Circles

Dave from Rings & Things tweeted about a choker that Margot Potter (The Impatient Crafter and star of wonderful crafting videos) made using one of the choker forms from Rings & Things (see my earlier post and review of those forms). I went to visit her site and take a look at the necklace - it's gorgeous. (And she has a contest going on as well, be sure to leave her a comment).

As I mentioned in her comments, her design got me thinking about using the red choker form from Rings & Things to make something that radiated out around the neck, too, but taking a different stylistic approach. So I got out some beads and sterling wire and got started. Here's the work so far - still need to add a few more bits if I want to get that radiating look. It's definitely an 'apprentice' piece, where I'm learning more what not to do as I go than what works (so maybe I shouldn't have used that sterling wire, but it was the right gauge and handy)...but I think I'll get to something I can be happy with eventually.



At first I was thinking Mondrian was the inspiration, because I was going for a simple primary palette and angular design, but I'm not so sure that's it. My background is woefully limited when it comes to modern art and artists.

Editing to add: I just realized (after reading some back posts on her blog) that the wire wrapping part of my choker, above, came from JustATish - she showed one of her choker form ideas in this post where she does a beautiful design with copper wire (or is it something else?), lampwork beads and turquoise dyed howlite. I truly regret the curse of CRS that caused me to forget where the inspiration to use wire wrapping on my piece came from!

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Blogger Lisa said...

This is SO COOL! Great job!! I love the art inspired look!

February 20, 2009 at 3:07 AM  
Blogger Margot Potter said...

Oh that is extraordinary! I just made a quick design to showcase the materials, you made something exquisite. Beautiful work!

Thanks for the Linky Love!

Cheers,
Margot

February 20, 2009 at 4:22 AM  
Blogger Dave Robertson said...

I'm no art major, Dawno, but Mondrian is just what comes to mind. You know, one of the greatest trends I've seen lately is the "inspired by fine art" idea. Some of the neatest jewelry pieces have been coming from there. Glad to see how adept you are at this!

--Dave

February 20, 2009 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you Lisa and Margot. I truly appreciate you coming by and commenting, it's this kind of encouragement that keeps me going!

Crafting is pretty solitary work for me and having other crafters blogs and tweets to read creates a sense of having a bit of a social life :-)

February 20, 2009 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Hi Dave! Your comment slipped in there as I was typing my other reply.

My next inspiration will be Calder. I'm going to bead a huge free form necklace for a skyscraper ;-) Or maybe Picasso - do something with two googly-eyes glued vertically to one side of a cabochon...

In all seriousness, thank you so much for what you do for all of us with the twitter links and the blog. Not only do we get exposure, but we get links to other crafters and great ideas. You're a fabulous resource.

February 20, 2009 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger JustATish said...

I love this!

February 20, 2009 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Hi JustATish! I am a touch amazed at the positive response, it's such a departure for me to do this kind of piece. To be honest, I was a little hesitant to show it as it was my first attempt at anything like this.

February 20, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger JustATish said...

I am proud of you for sharing - the hardest thing and one of the best things you can do - is expose yourself to your peers. we are here to share, support and inspire each other.

Keep it up!!!

you'll be glad you did!!

February 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM  
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