All has been quiet on the blog-front lately, but I have been beading like a madwoman behind the scenes. My latest couple of projects have been secret squirrel business, so I haven't been able to show them...until now!
The latest challenge on the Beading Forum was to create a bracelet to swap with a randomly assigned partner...and the theme was 'Inspired by Art'.
I ached and agonised over which artwork to draw my inspiration from, but in the end I settled on 'A Dream of Fair Women' by Emma Florence Harrison. The Art Nouveau movement has always been a favourite of mine and an endless source of inspiration.
The vibrancy of the red poppies really stood out to me, so I decided to make them the focus of my 'Poppy Bracelet':
To offset the flatness of the herringbone bracelet band, I created three dimensional poppies and leaves. The flower stalks move too!
My swap partner is the lovely and very talented Lyn of Beads on the Run. I hope she likes her bracelet, it's a little more subtle than my usual bold style but I tried to make something I thought she would wear. Not everyone has such outrageous taste as I do ;-) hehe
I can't wait to see what Lyn has created for me. Her work is always beautiful and perfectly crafted. I will post pictures when her bracelet arrives. And in the meantime, you can find me hiding in the bushes stalking my postman...
Thanks for looking and be well!