Friday, October 1, 2010

September


I finished my September piece yesterday, just in the nick of time. The found object was a piece from an old bungee cord for a bicycle pack from fellow beadmaker and beader Sylvus Tarn. It had been well used and the cord is no longer stretchy. The rusted ring has a great patina and was a great inspiration for a brown/black palette. I had some 11's that shaded from black to brown and worked really well. Also some 8's that have a copper finish.
The image itself suggests different things to me, like when you look at the clouds. This tickles me, since seeing images in clouds was one of my favorite childhood pastime. Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Robbie said...

VERY, VERY nice!!! Beautiful workmanship as well!!

beadbabe49 said...

I've never seen a better use/design of a found object...wonderful!

Corinne said...

Your piece is striking. Excellent Job

Penny said...

Love it!! I'm always partial to 'found object' within an art piece and this was perfect.

anita said...

Lovely! I like the colors especially. It reminds me of crop circles.

Barbara said...

Wonderful! The colors are perfect as we head into cooler temperatures. I love the cord and ring.

Cyndi L said...

I see it as a design that suggests that something is overflowing...hopefully all good things!! Beautifully done piece.

Marty S said...

Your use of found objects is so creative. This is lovely!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Roberta said...

I love the soft muted colors. Very beautiful. I look forward to trying this project myself.

Robin said...

Totally beautiful, Margaret... my favorite of yours so far. The patina and the way both the design and colors have that look of antiquity is so appealing to me!!!!

Thanks for sending the printed cloth!!!! I've been in Minnesota for a while... should have emailed you ages ago (sorry)... very thoughtful of you and way fun surprise for me!!!!

robin michelle said...

This is a very striking piece. Wonderful design!