Wait! There's One More Thing

Wait! There’s One More Thing: Art Journey #3

The things I made based on the Gee’s Bend quilts inspiration for Art Journey #3 were in my post last week. It’s not unusual that I get very excited about the first ideas I have for a challenge, and then when I’m done, I see something additional that will work as well. I often don’t make that piece because I’ve moved on, but I thought it would be fun to go ahead and make some of those pieces when I have another idea for an Art Journey.

For inspiration only – Strips (1975) by Annie Mae Young

I love the pattern and colors of this quilt made from Sears corduroy. The multi-color stripes in the lower right corner of the quilt made me think of a hand painted wooden coin bead by Ashley of Summer Wind Art.

Hand painted wooden coin bead by Summer Wind Art

The bulk of the quilt color reminded me of various denim blues. I really liked the long vintage plastic beads that read as denim to me, but I needed to add another shape to make the piece “bend” well into a bracelet. Lapis rounds, wooden seed beads and a box clasp give me the ‘70s handmade look I was going for.

When your creative brain says, “wait!” follow where it leads. Post your quilt-inspired creations in the Art Journey #3 album on the Art Bead Scene Lounge Facebook page.

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3 Comment

  1. Sarajo Wentling
    April 15, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Oooh. This bracelet is so fun! I love those little pops of red amongst the blues and that Summer Wind wood bead captures the colorful stripes on the side. I’m glad you listened when you had that extra idea!

  2. Erin L Prais-Hintz
    April 15, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Very cool bracelet! You have quite the stash, Miss Ann! I love seeing where the inspiration takes you! Enjoy the day. Erin

  3. Loralee Kolton
    April 15, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I’m a stripe person and this speaks to me! Lovely work!

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