Time for the ABS February challenge !
I am entranced by Habiballah's painting based on one of Farid al-Din 'Attar's mystic allegories.The colors are muted ,yet so vibrant .
The elements are fascinating .
Each time I look ,I see something different .
I was immediately struck by the dream like quality of this piece.
Have you ever wakened from a dream that seemed a bit hazy yet somehow very vivid ?
Have you remembered a dream with elements that were disconnected,
yet seemed to belong together in your dream's story?
In my stash, I remembered the perfect beads for a dream.
I had a set of large transparent hollow glass beads.
The flecks of frit on them were just the colors I needed.
I also had some gossamer silk hand dyed ribbon in the right shades.
I gathered up all my gemstone beads in the inspiration colors and spread them out on my bed to see which spoke to me.
I picked pearls ,mother of pearl ,celestite and new jade.
To add bit more of the misty quality I used some recycled glass beads with a"sea glass "finish . These all fell together in a pleasing random order. However ,I wanted to add birds to my " dream" .
I usually make rather realistic,very detailed birds.
I thought I might pick out specific birds from the painting.
But , my muse was in mystic dream mode. So instead, I made vaguer bird shapes in pearl clay accented with touch of reddish taupe and a brush of gold antiquing .
My necklace did not really grab the exact elements from the painting. Instead ,I created based on how the painting made me feel.
I am pleased with the dream like feeling my necklace gives me.
On a more practical side ,it doesn't hurt that these are my favorite Summer colors! Maybe I should rename this piece
"Dreaming of Summer/Fantasy meets Fashion " LOL!
One thing I love about jewelry design ... its such a practical art form .
You can express your inner most feelings and glam up your outfits at the same time !
I'd say that's a Dream come true !!!
this week dream up a fantasy / fashion combo