Thursday, July 30, 2015

Necklace with Flower Jade, Wooden Beads, and Copper Swirls


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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Harvard Square Ivy (Digital Woodcut)



Here is my image of ivy at Harvard Square, this time with the woodcut effect that I applied using Painter.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Harvard Square Ivy (Posterized Photo)



I used Painter to apply the posterizing effect to this photo, a close-in view of ivy growing on a wall at the edge of the Harvard campus. I took the original photo on Sunday during a stop at the Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Harvard Square Ivy (Digitally Edited)




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

Ivy and Gate at Harvard



Today a morning trip into Boston included a stop at the Harvard Book Store. We parked across the street, and I admired this scene as I got out of the car. So I took a few pictures. With this one, I did just a bit of cleanup in iPhoto.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Necklace with Pink Paper Beads and Silver Squares



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

Gray and White Necklace


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.