Archive for February, 2014

I really enjoy reading the ABS Blog and have been following it for a while now. It is wonderful source of artist creative talent. The regular tutorials and art beady goodness keep me coming back for more. This month I decided to enter the February monthly challenge. The inspirational painting chosen by the team at ABS is :-

 The Rose Garden by Paul Klee

I just love the colours and style of this painting, each time I look at it, there is something else to see.  An exhibition of his work is currently on show at the Tate Modern in London. As you can see my earrings touch upon the vibrancy and colours used in this painting.

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You can find more inspirational jewellery from the ABS monthly challenge here


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Where does the time go? I can’t quite believe that we are into the first third of this month already. I usually find the beginning of the year a bit slow, but the last few weeks have just flown by and my feet have hardly touched the ground.

Along with my family commitments, I have been busy making jewellery, mainly earrings, and trying to sort out my online presence. The latter is proving to be rather time consuming…..

The earrings on the other hand are going quite well, especially as I find them pretty enjoyable to make. A lot more fun than reading through ‘terms and conditions’ for the umpteenth time. Though, not wanting to drown in jewellery, beads and hand-made elements this year, the web presence is a vital part of my business and I am on track to getting it sorted out.

As you can see I have been playing with enamels – my new love

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And mastering those elusive lampwork pretty pinks

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And finally, wrapping it up with my hand-made copper elements and enamel beads

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That felt so good…now, back to the web editing…..yawn….

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