Thursday, March 14, 2013

What is Art?

Art is evident in our world in many forms.  Art can be a painting or a sculpture.  Art can be photography or music.  Art can be movement and dance.  Art can take any form your mind can dream up.  

Art tells a story, whether in words, sounds, movements or feelings.  This piece was inspired by my heart and the feelings that are in it.  The focal is a lampwork glass work of art created by my dear friend Juls - JulsBeads.  I've had it in for a year (or 3) and loved it, loved the colors, but hadn't captured it's story. 

Until last week... and then it sang to me.  And I created it. 

I brought in shades of soft lavendar with Swarovski violet opal crystals, a rich amethyst and elegant turquoise.  I was even able to pull in Pantone's 2013 color of the year "Emerald" using blue zircon crystals. The necklace is finished with a few vintage inspired faceted glass beads and luxurious amethyst pearls. 

What's singing to you this week?  Are you working with black & gold or are you playing in green for St. Patrick's day!

Stay inspired~


TesoriTrovati said...

I am actually working in green and gold, but not for St Patty's day. I have an emerald green dress for Easter and it needs some spectacular jewelry. I will create a Toast of the Town necklace in green beads. Bought some last night along with some new beads from Michaels that I had not seen for a new assignment I have for that design team. Bright spring flower colors and blingy crystals that I hope to transform. Love the color palette on this one Miss Dawn. Super springy! Enjoy the day. Erin

Saturday Sequins said...

Dawn, fantastic job! :)

This is a perfect example of how to incorporate a larger focal piece into a necklace. The other elements balance your focal without overpowering it. Amazeballs!

Gutukas said...

Just beautiful art taht you have created, through colour, through your hands into our visons :) Beautiful. Now I will be working in spring pastels, jumped from gree-red-purple :) Have a nice week ;)

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