söndag 21 augusti 2011

With American Cresent cykels as inspiration

 August monthly challenge  from Art Bead Scene  is to create something with inspiration from this vintage poster :

I do love those colors and was planning to  making some jewelry for the challenge 
When I looked through  some pretty beads I got from my friend Janet McDonald  of Singing Glass  I got an idea for a playful  pair of earrings ......and they turned out like this..

I have used  Janet´s  lampwork discs and beads + ancient small ceramic beads + some silk and my hand made wires

I am also very  happy  to have been featured as designer of the week at the ABS-blog with those :)

Here is a picture of  some other pretty beads from Janet  that she made special for me = nugget  that I do love.....

onsdag 17 augusti 2011

Arrival of the MUSE for the BSBP

Well .....:)  who would not get turned on by those beads I got in the mail from my partner Alice Boyce  yesterday      (You can read more about Alice in an earlier post)

just take a look at the fantastic play of colors in those lampwork beads she made for me!

and this pretty toggle with butterflies + African beads

and it is a challenge as well as it is GOLD :)

more challenges like those GORGEOUS  tiny tiny seedbeads  Russian size 10! fantastic colors as the lampwork

and finally some more pretty beads to complete the soup,  blueberry quartz qubes and some Czech faces +  Swarovski pearls

Time for the  right brain  to go to work

lördag 13 augusti 2011

The spirit of IMPERFECTION

I think it all started at the Art summer schools  I attended during my high school years. I was lucky that my town Jönköping had the teachers from Swedish Art School in Stockholm coming down for 5 weeks during summer to teach art in my High School building..and also I was happy to be accepted as their student !

The man in charge of drawing and painting classes talked a lot about how to build pictures and such and he said that " the perfect is un-interesting"   If You see something perfect with the eyes the brain sort of "turnes of" or something like that  ....at least the way I understood his words...and I think for me this is very true......
Why make a painting that looks like a photo??

Also if I look around me in the world it is full of  US  the perfect spirits created  by GOD   but still not so perfect in our striving to  fulfill our purpose on this planet

and therefore  I like when my ceramic show up imperfection and has a touch of vulnerability ...........they do not look like this because i can not make them different but because I like them this way.......

I had in mind to make this post for some weeks now and was going to have a picture of a beautiful necklace I made from a pendant with edges like those cuff-focals picked out by a lady  in my studio (with hundreds to choose from).......... actually she choose the one with the biggest imperfection AND that made me think about creating this post.......but...
She came to pick it up earlier than expected so I have no picture ;

But here is another necklace I made with one of those not perfect pendants

torsdag 11 augusti 2011

A small SNEAK PEAK of what Im sending

To my lovely BSBP partner  Astrid  Boyce

so............. Im planning to ship it out tomorrow :)

onsdag 10 augusti 2011

It is THAT time again BSBP :) about my partner

I was very happy to find that my partner in the HUGE event Bead Soup Blog Party  hosted by  Lori Anderson in The US   is  Astrid Boyce  with Ebay and Etsy shop
 a lamp-worker  (who also like chainmaille and etching metal )
  woow  ......just take a  look at those beauties she made 

 Now it is time to pick out some pretty things to send to this lovely lady..........to challange and inspire her :)