Here's a necklace that I finished up a few days ago. The rectangles are flower jade, in a variety of colors. I added wooden beads and metallic accents in copper with a swirled pattern that makes me smile.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Yesterday we were in Boston, and parked on the edge of campus to stop at the Harvard Bookstore. I took some pictures of the ivy on the wall. (See yesterday's post.) I liked the pattern of the ivy leaves so I took a closeup. Tonight I opened the original in Painter and used digital pastel to clean up some distracting marks on the leaves and on the wall. I also created a posterized version of this image, as well as a digital woodcut, which I plan to post here too.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
I had the idea for this necklace while I was washing the dishes tonight, so I made it after dinner. I started with pink beads made of rolled paper, and combined them with square metallic beads, silver-colored incised with a swirl design. I also used gold spheres for accents and black glass beads to add length.
Friday, July 24, 2015
I started this necklace yesterday, and finished it tonight. This is white howlite, black and gray jasper, and silver plated rondelles. I had thought about adding color but decided to keep it neutral. So I just added more beads for length. This is strung on a stretchy cord, so there is no need for a clasp.