Sunday, August 15, 2010

Yes, I Know It's Not July! But It Is Calder Inspired!

It's better late than never!

As many of you know the Art Bead Scene Challenge for July was based on this painting 'Blue Feather' by Alexander Calder. This was to be my entry! But I had problems with my photography system and could not get these pictures done last month. For now, it seems my problems are temporarily solved and I was finally able to get some pictures taken of the jewelry I made in the last many weeks. 

The Calder painting inspired these earrings, and I was going for the three dimensional mobile effect. I used Swarovski 'Mystic Black' pearls, each pair larger than the next, with the single orange Carnelian rondelle. Each bead is wire-wrapped so that it rotates independent of the others. The earrings are lightweight, but long.

I think it captures the spirit of the painting, don't you?

For my Art Bead I chose a pair of blue enameled butterflies from Anne of GardanneBeads.

I would love to hear what you think of my interpretation of the painting.

Have a great week!


chocoholic said...

Very nice interpretation!! I really get stumped on the modern art inspirations. I totally think you captured it infact the earrings look like they are part of the sculpture!

Elisabeth said...

Love them - really a lot!

Alesha said...

i think it's brilliant! very clever of you to wire wrap them on each other so that they can rotate! i just love that! you did a great job!

thanks so much for sharing them with us!


TesoriTrovati said...

It is never too late to be inspired! I love the cantilever effect. Very cool.
Enjoy the day!

Gardanne said...

Thank you so much for the link. I have never seen anyone do that with wire wrapping, very creative.

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