Erin Prais-Hintz, Tesori Trovati Jewelry
4 Jangles disc beads
10 glass disc beads
1 blown glass striped lentil bead, Unicorne Beads
11 matte silver charms
6 faceted coral rounds
brown cotton cording
brown leather cording
sterling silver hook and eye clasp
I was attempting to make a piece for the Jangles challenge and a different one for the March Art Bead Scene challenge inspired by Matisse's The Goldfish painting. Overnight my beads had a party on the bead boards and started cross-polinating! The result is a riot of color and movement reminiscent of those beautiful red fish in the painting. I prefer to let the beads lead me where they want to go when I am making a piece. I like to play with color, pattern, movement and light when I design, and I believe in upcycling forgotten objects into new found treasures. This necklace contains the leather cord and silver charms from a forgotten necklace. I had a lot of fun making this piece and it has become the inspiration for my gallery exhibit in April. All the pieces will be inspired by Master's works of art.
Thanks for letting me play, Jennifer!
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