Monday, April 18, 2011

World Tour

This weekend was a busy one for me! Did everyone else have a productive couple of days?

My work had a number of diverse inspirations. I love living in this time period, having access to all of history and all of the world's cultures. In many ways, it feels like freedom. :)


Knossos - 05

First up, a commissioned set. A friend "gave" these beads to me in order to make her something with them. I really love how this set turned out. It reminded me of the ancient Minoans; the Minoan palace at Knossos is pictured above.


 Next is Buddha and ancient Asia.

Kamakura Budda Daibutsu right 1879


Then we skip a few centuries and head to impressionist France.

Nympheas 71293 3

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And, while we're in France, let's step back a century or so to visit Marie Antoinette!

Marie Antoinette Adult
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Finally, it's off to the Americas and to the Pacific Northwest, where the great sequoias grow.

Sequoia Trees and Sunshine



What did you do this weekend? <3


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8 comments:

art2cee2 said...

Wow, these are just amazing. I especially love the bracelets! What I did this weekend was slug around with an awful sore throat and cold....hopefully soon I can get back to myself. :-)

Marian Hertzog said...

Wow! Love the connections of the pictures to your creations! You need to tell a story with each piece you create...you have a gift of taking people places! My favorite is the Monet bracelet... or maybe the Sequoia forest... love them all!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog! I hope your flowers do ok this year. The weather has been wacky!

Gorgeous inspiration pieces. I think my favorite is the Monet. The flowers are so sweet! The Knossos picture made me smile since I visited there years ago and immediately recognized the photo! The inspired necklace is perfect. ~Val

My Life Under the Bus said...

OH that's great! Did you ever watch those PBS shows like Victorian House or Frontier House? They basically take a family( or group of families) and make them live in the appropriate time period. It was fascinating yet I was very thankful to live today. It is amazing how much we take for granted. Great Travels!

Pretty Things said...

I LOVE these inspired pieces!!!

ThreeRedBeads said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog! I'm looking forward to the changes that are taking place and growing my jewelry design business!

Love your work! :)

Marisa Hopkins said...

GORGEOUS! Everything is absolutely gorgeous! I especially love that flowered bracelet. What a fun collection. I used to teach art history classes for elementary school kids in my college days - this post and your inspired work reminds me so much of those days - so creative and fun!

T... said...

I love how you work with your inspiration, your pieces turn out beautifully and you can see where they came from after looking at them. totally stunning.....