Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I think those textures and colors would be great inspiration for any material... metal, polymer, textile... beautiful enameling... click on the image to see some details....hope you get inspired by those, because I certainly am. Have a beautiful day!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Just couldn't resist to share these photos with you. There are so many beautiful details I keep photographing I decided to name each Monday post Jewels of Nature and share images of textures, shapes and colors found in nature that move our artistic juices flowing to give birth to many of our new creations. I hope you like the idea... and hope you get inspired together with me.
Monday, August 8, 2011
First of all I thank you in advance for excusing my very basic English in jewelry and design,
I am more used to use it for the cooking and the animals than to describe what I have in the head!
ABC Challenge, letters R and C
The first letter is "R" for Ribbon.
I had an order for a red bracelet. The inspiration for this customer is a leather cuff with a big knot.
I had several experiments on bangles in polymerclay and I know I must take time to find a new way to "make" it. First I've tried to "see" the "pattern" I prefer with paper strips.
Finding inspiration is exciting...but...
What I learned of my experience of selling... it is that the customers wait for more solidity of my part than the jewelry which they're used to buying "cheap" even if it is metallic and if I work only polymerclay...
So solidity is the most important challenge, and building is important in the work of design.
Thickness pairs with solidity in polymerclay, so "R" for Ribbon is a challenge!
The first drawing was made to list meanings for me about ribbon and knots...I'm very interested in the "link" and "couture" inspiration...the ribbon around the wrist, tightened enough... I do not like the soft forms and always look for tense lines, rest of my time in Architecture Studio, but I like the forms in live models!!! ;-)))
As I was sure to keep the idea of "tightened " I drew some ideas of how to make it so...Bangles are to be forgotten and hinged bracelets are too expensive in time and then to be sold...
My order was to not be too expensive...
Second drawing is listing of some ribbon signs, sure there are others, and at the end was the result of the interview I made at home...;-)))
After I made all this work I refused the order...;-)) but I will make it for The ABC Challenge.
Nevertheless I think that the solution for a cheap way may be in the mosquito technique by Iris, maybe someone would like to try it , but this is not my idea of the ribbon...tightened around wrist.
Iris's picture, I think, is the nearest idea of the ribbon, I'm not promoting advertising for the tutorial, only showing inspirational pictures...
Beside, some googled inspiration...Splendors of Court, portrait of Marie Antoinette and close-up of another lady, Chanel model with ribbon around the neck, and High jewelry by Chanel... I love the watch with long bracelet, it is very trendy since some seasons...
Second letter is "C" for Camélia
I've experimented for the first time a technique of "casting" polymerclay for my Project "Eau dynamique" and I'd like to improve it with this idea of "Lace" and "Couture" I used for the first time. The lace I made was like a Low neck from some century before...
This time I would like to make a Lace flower like Chanel's fabric flowers in her time.
And Camélia was her flower.
Not sure I will be successful!!!
Some more thoughts if you like:
Of course I would like to work more with metal, and I think my way to design is really biased for some of you... that's polymerclay...
It is a point of view that can easily be discussed and deformed as people are working this material with an experimental sight for most of them.
I used the word "experiment" several times but in fact I'm making things, and I hate when it doesn't work as I thought it was going to work and don't take any education from these failures except sadness and feeling of wasting, so I don't begin if I'm not sure of what is going to happen and how strong it will be when finished.
I'm learning before making, and I do love that. ;-))
To be continued...http://www.trueaddictsofdailyart.com/exhibit.html
Monday, August 1, 2011
When I got the letter M (alongwith L), it didnt take me long to figure out what I wanted to do with it. The days were hot and humid, and like every Indian, my heart desired just one thing...for the onset of the Monsoons.
I have already posted some of my explorations in this series. Here they are again:
Monsoon is a time of revival..of seeds, pods and flowers...and I love wearing these rings together...its almost as though the story comes together
Monsoon/सावन is also the season of Lovers..ah yes the other letter...maybe I'll combine the two ; )
Here's a favorite miniature painting..the protagonist is Abhisaarikaa, one of the eight kinds of women in Indian mythology..who braves the stormy night to go out in search of her lover. It is the story of a soul's complete devotion to find God(Krishna), that it leaves all its fears and inhibitions behind