Monday, January 4, 2010

A Look Back - Art Bead Scene Entries of 2009

Before we get to today's post, I wanted to mention that the entries from the Fire Diva's first ever jewelry challenge are up. Please go vote!

I wanted to spend this week looking back at all of my entries from the Art Bead Scene's 12 Contests. I LOVED the inspiration this year which was all paintings, mostly from Grand Masters. It's been a challenging and fun year of creating and I hope the inspiration this year is equally as fun!

January - Van Gogh's Irises

I adore Van Gogh and have been to several exhibits featuring his work and this painting is one of my all time favorites.

And here is the necklace I created. The beads for this piece are truly stunning. You can find more info on the beads in this post. They are truly stunning in person.

Iris Lariat by Holly's Folly 1

February - Klimt's The Kiss

Probably my favorite painting of all time! I love all the gold leafing in this painting in addition to how intimate yet sweet the imagery is.

And here is my interpretation. This is the first time I've ever worked in gold plate or made my own clasp. Here is the original post about this piece and the beads.

March - Matisse's The Goldfish

This painting overwhelmed me with color but oddly enough, I had a bunch of goldfish left over from a custom order!

This allowed me to spend more time on the creation of the jewelry than I usually have because I normally waste 1/2 the month on just the bead design! Since I love crocheting ropes and I knew I wanted to incorporate as much color as possible, I spend most of my time on the design of rope. This is hands down my favorite piece of the year - I probably should put it up in the store! Link to the back-story on this piece.

Holly's Folly Goldfish Necklace
Check back tomorrow on to see my entries from April, May and June.

1 comment:

Jennifer Cameron said...

Cool post Holly! It's amazing you managed to participate every single month. I thought about it every month, but think I only entered one. Oops! Can hardly wait to see the rest of your entries for 2009!