Lately, the majority of my work has been (and, usually is) using vintage pieces. With this Art Challenge, it was time to switch gears! I do love modern art, but it’s not always easy to flip that switch in my head.
I studied the sculpture for weeks, adding it to my cell phone so I could stare at it during lunch breaks or in bed. I decided to concentrate on just the lines. I was hoping that from there my mind would open up to even more possibilities.
So, for my first piece, I used heavy gauge wire and shaped it on a mandrel. I wanted to bring in bold color so I used intense yellow glass cubes by Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads.
My second piece was inspired by Ann Schroeder’s necklace in her last challenge post. I loved her use of the black cording to separate the shapes and how she built in pops of color for impact.
I used ceramic pieces by Tracey Seder Donoughe separated with small matte black seed beads and enamel red dot charms by Sara Aho Lukkonen.
I also made a necklace using geometric shapes from handmade Indonesian Resin. I’m really crazy about this piece; I adore the matte frosted blues with pops of black. This is ME doing modern…lol
I continued on with an oversized modern lobster claw clasp and a dark, large, open-ring, I think it lends an interesting surprise element to the back which is something I love to do. In fact, sometimes the back is my favorite part.
Below is a closeup of the focal which is an oversized vintage lucite tube bead.
Many thanks for stopping by – I hope you’ve found some inspiration today! Please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question.