Saturday, February 12, 2011

Just For Fun !!!

"Whimsy "
I love searching the internet for new beads ,beading materials and bead inspiration!
I collect beads from artists I admire,beads from different cultures and beads that I  like...just because !!!

I have a big stash of  beads and beadie  things waiting for the right project to come along.
For quite awhile I have been intrigued with " Woven Wire Ribbon"
a wonderful  tube of fish net like wire that can be filled,stretched,knotted etc.  Imagine the possibilities !
I longed to try some. But, I was trying not to add even more to my stash of "waiting to be used things" !
Then ABS posted the  inspiration painting for February. Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent

As soon as I saw it, I noticed the wonderful ruffled collars on the girl's dresses! Wire ribbon can be stretched into ruffles !!!! Perfect!!! I went straight to my key board and hit "buy now".
My wire ribbon was on its way!
What else would I  add to to capture what this painting said to me?
It's a garden of gorgeous flowers ....of course I HAD to make a flower !!! You know I can't stop making flowers ..LOL!!!

But ,what other elements to include ? The whole time I waited for my wire ribbon to arrive I thought  about my design.
I'll admit ,I even daydreamed about it at work ...I hope my boss doesn't read this blog !!!
I do love the "things "that are in the painting . But, what I seemed to love the most was the magical feeling  it captured for me .
The painting took me back to the innocence of childhood, a time when we are not afraid to let our imaginations soar ! I decided to let my inner child loose and just have fun with my design !
My necklace became a flight of fancy .... A bit of WHIMSY !
Thank you ABS for the wonderful inspiration!
This week let your inner child speak
Design something just for FUN!
Bead Happy ,
PS: Can you guess the mystery metal component for my Soup ???


  1. That is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you not only captured the innocence of childhood, but also the romantic era gone by! You've given me many ideas off this one post--THANK YOU!

    I'm anxiously awaiting to taste your soup!

  2. So delicate and delightful. Very imaginative and a wonderful use of the wire ribbon. I had no idea there was such a thing!

  3. A new direction for you and I love it!! The wire mesh really sets off your flower and makes it look so much more delicate. Lovely interpretation and I love your photo collage too!! Yay ABS for all the inspiration!

  4. Thank you everyone !
    The wire ribbon really is fun to work with !
    I'm so glad I had a good excuse to try it !!!
    m.e. :)

  5. That is gorgeous! I think it's metallic ribbon!