Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Finally!  I am very last minute with my Jan 4 a month challenge pieces.  Lots of craziness this month, but I was determined.  My pieces are all something I haven't done before in some way.  The first piece is a byzantine maille piece, and I made it with rings I cut myself!

The next piece is a sterling Viking Knit chain.  I was always afraid to use sterling because I hadn't gotten to that comfort place with the technique.  Sooooooooo, I got brave and did it.  This time the clasp and pendant are purchased this month.  In the new months, I hope to make them from metal clay, polymer, who knows?

The third piece is a copper embossed, beaded focal with a copper Viking Knit chain, purchased clasp.  I call it Ancient Summers.

Another view.

Finally, several years ago, I downloaded a photo of an oil painting, and realized I wanted to do a bead adaptation of the work.  So, I contacted the artist, Shirley Novak, and she very graciously gave me permission to do so.  So, this is not a tracing, it's my own humble bead sketch of her cool painting.  I just now got around to this, so 4AM was a perfect place to share my story.  Here's Ms. Novak's original, titled A Flock of Poppies.

And here's my version.

Another view.

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did!


Therese's Treasures said...

I really like all of your pieces, but the "Flock of Poppies" rendition blows me away fantastic job!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I have to agree with Therese, the "Flock of Poppies" is simply amazing. Beautiful job!

Christine Altmiller said...

Oh. My. Goodness!!! those Poppies are fantastic!