Thursday, October 16, 2014

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This is my necklace using Milton Avery's painting, Autumn, as inspiration.
I used my Branch Buttons to represent the tree/branches in the painting.
The Circle Buttons & Beads along with the tiny clay beads bring color. I liked the contrast of putting two very different ceramic components in the same piece. The branches are realistic and the circles/beads are more of a modern style.
Three strands of different elements were used for interest, texture and depth. 

Autumn by Milton Avery
The color I cannot replicate in a glaze is the fuchsia. I have had so many customers request a bright pink but its just not possible. That is the one color missing in my necklace.

I wrapped the ceramic rings with brass wire and created wrapped loops. On the opposing side I wrapped the ring, strung ceramic beads onto the wire then wrapped the other side. Ceramic components were put together with jump rings. 
As you can see with the Branches any of my buttons can become jewelry components.
The tiny clay beads were strung together with memory wire. Chain is Vintaj brass.

I used another ceramic ring for the clasp. The hook for the clasp is made from twisted brass wire. The ring is attached with deer suede. I like the juxtaposition of suede with the chain/bead elements.

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