събота, 31 март 2018 г.

The Nest / Гнездото

The nest is a symbol of home, family, coziness and security. It seems that it is as popular in handmade jewelry as the heart. But it wasn't the only reason I decided to participate in the March Theme of the Month on Art Elements - Nests. For me, it was also a makeover challenge. I made some wire woven flower basket pendants long ago that hung sideways and were not as popular as they deserved. The nest theme gave me an idea: I  made wire wreathes, placed the pendants inside and wired them to the outer frame. Here they are:
Гнездото е символ на дома, семейството, уюта и сигурността. И е почти толкова популярно в ръчноизработените бижута, колкото и сърцето. Но не това беше единствената причина да реша да участвам в мартенската Тема на месеца - Гнездото в блога Art Elements. За мен това беше и предизвикателство за префасониране. Преди време бях направила кошници с цветя от тел, които, обаче, висяха настрани и не получиха полагащото им се признание. Темата за гнездото ми даде идея: направих венци от тел, поставих готовите кошници в средата и ги закрепих с тел към рамката. Ето какво се получи:


Crystal Nest necklaces / Колиета "Кристалното гнездо"





Please,  visit the other participants to enjoy their creations:
Вижте и творенията на другите участници:

Guest Participants-
Rosantia => You're here! / Това съм аз!


 AE team members-

28 коментара:

  1. What a beautiful nest pendant you created! I love your wire work and the way you added the beads is just perfect.
    Thanks for playing along this month.

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! I've been looking for a way to modify these pendants for quite a while and this was a light bulb moment!

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  2. Now that you mention the sideways baskets I remember them. It is unfortunate that they did not do well, I found them to be extremely beautiful. Patience my friend, the person who they are meant for will surely come long. These look "nesty" rightly so for the challenge

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    1. It's a pity, isn't it, Divya! I will leave some of the old for the right person, now that you mentioned it!

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  3. Sorry they didn't work as baskets, but reinvented they look fabulous as nests! Your wire work is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Caroline! I put a lot of time to make the baskets and it felt hard to hide all this effort in the nest but it paid off!

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  4. Your pendants look great and even though your original flower pendants were lovely, I think your new idea to combine them with a kind of nest elevates them even more! :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked my old pendants, Claire! I'd love to think the new ones are a better version :)

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  5. Your pendants turned out lovely! I have some pieces set aside as makeovers and I hope I am as successful as you.

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    1. Thank you, Kym! I love your designs and I think you're gonna make some great makeovers!

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  6. It's unfortunate that your beautiful design didn't work out as well as you would've liked, but your redesign is pretty inventive, and I love the new look!

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    1. Thanks, Anita! I really hoped that someone would love them but I'm happy with the redesign idea!

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  7. Beautiful wire work. I agree with what others have said that the original was lovely as well. Sometimes it takes a while for a design to find its proper home.

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! I do hope the old design finds it's people :)

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    1. Thank you, Niky! I'm happy with this idea as it opens many other possibilities!

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  9. Nests and you completes a UFO. ( unfinished object) Well done you! The nests are even a bit floral in my eye- perfect for this time of year! Thank you for joining us Rozantia!

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  10. Thank you for playing along with us! I made one attempt at a wire nest a long time ago and did not have success. Your reattempt turned out beautiful, and I can imagine how sparkly it will be in the sun too!

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    1. Thank you, Lindsay! Isn't it weird how something that looks fairly easy does not work for you! I had one more project to show - an old wire nest with three beads turned into a bracelet but the nest was so pathetic that I deleted this part of the post :)

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  11. Those are so pretty! I especially like the colors you chose to pair with them. What lovely nests!

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    1. Thank you, Hope! I often use crystal beads with wire, I like the contrast of fragility and sturdiness :)

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  12. I really like both the original baskets and the nest versions! Great job reworking something for this challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Sarajo! It was hard to give up on my old design (temporarily, I hope) but I also like my new idea :)

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  13. Great job. I absolutely love the older version. So whimsical and delicate. Wonder why they did not become popular. May be you did a right thing at a wrong time. And you make over is gorgeous. Hope this gets the popularity it deserves

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    1. "right thing, wrong time" is most probably the answer, Sridevi! But to me it's important that other designers liked it, so I'm on the right path! Now that the new design get appreciation, I will be able to make both with pleasure!

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  14. I love your new interpretation of nest and glad you played along!

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