I completed my entry for Art Bead Scene's monthly challenge !
My "Spring Morning "necklace incorporates my own polymer clay interpretation of VanGogh's "Almond Blossom " branch ,with recycled Sari ribbon to capture the wonderful shades of blues in the painting .
See all the beautiful entries at http://www.flickr.com/groups/artbeadscene/
If I had unlimited funds I would probably buy every new jewelery component I see !!!
I'm sure many of those "new "items would be old.
Oh how I wish I still had my Grandmother's huge stash of costume jewelry !
My mother gave it all way many , many years ago..."not worth anything" sigh.... :(
I love the look of re-purposed and recycled additions . They seem to give the design a certain soul that new and shiny doesn't have .
Don't misunderstand ,I do like new and shiny !
But, lately I'm fixated on old . Maybe because I'm old!!! LOL!
Right now I can Not get enough of recycled sari ribbon .
Wonderful textures ! Glorious colors !
I love the frayed "shabby chic " look of it . It may not be to everyone's taste .
The ribbons are a bit worn, wrinkled and they do have stray threads etc.
But , for me they have a certain charm and mystery .
I think they are perfect for Spring
They're reminiscent of laundry blowing in the breeze (remember that?) or the bits of thread birds love to use for nest building .
I have been collecting a draw FULL of irresistible sari ribbon shades !
It's been a long winter . Spring is coming at last !
I've seen my first robin and the flower bulbs are sprouting.
I think it's the perfect time of year to use
something old to create something fresh and new !
Bead Happy , m.e. :)