вторник, 30 юли 2019 г.

Life Is More Beautiful with Flowers / Цветята правят живота по-красив

In many cases, timing is everything! And the worst is not when I hastily scribble an idea on a piece of paper or tightly close my eyes trying to remember the vision of a new idea when I can't right it down. The worst is when it pops up on weekend mornings and I could start working on it right away but no, I have chores and we have plans. This time I got extremely lucky: chores -✅, beer with friends - ✅ and I started working on all three (yeah, three!!!) ideas for the July challenge on Art Elements - Flowers.
Да уцелиш подходящия момент е изключително важно. Най-лошото не е когато се налага да нахвърлям някоя идея върху някакво листче или да затворя очи в опит да запомня образа на нова идея, ако не мога да я запиша. Най-лошото е, когато идеята изплува в съботно-неделна утрин и бих могла да започна работа по нея веднага, но - домакински задължения, планове... Този път имах късмет - свърших си работата, пихме по бира с приятели и се заех с цели три нови идеи за юлското предизвикателство в блога Art Elements на тема "цветя"!

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I have a hoard of sea/beach glass and don't throw away even the smallest pieces. Such a shame to discard nature's labor! I'm always on the lookout for ideas how to utilize them and here is a new one - making leaves.
Имам големи запаси от морско стъкло и не изхвърлям дори и най-малките парченца - природата е вложила толкова усилия в тях! Винаги търся идеи за оползотворяването им и ето една нова - листенца!


Four-Leaf Clover brooch 1&2
Брошка "Четирилистна детелина" 1&2

I got some bonus beads with one of my orders from PetrovnaLampwork that looked like elongated and slightly curved vases. At first, I was clueless but an idea started shaping and here it is :)
С една от поръчките ми от PetrovnaLampwork получих подарък - нещо като издължени и леко извити вазички. Отначало нямах никаква идея как да ги използвам, но после разни мисли приеха що-годе ясен образ и ето какво се получи :)


Sunflower / Слънчоглед

This one was supposed to be a pendant but it surprised me and became a brooch :)
Мислех си за колие, но с изненада установих, че се получава брошка :)


The Bouquet / Букет

I left this one without patina just to see how it gets oxidized naturally. I can always use the boiled egg method on it - the patina is softer and not harmful to stones or pearls.
Реших да не патинирам това колие, а да видя как естествено ще потъмнява с времето. Винаги мога да го патинирам с варено яйце - не уврежда камъните и перлите и цветът е по-мек.

And a last minute creation - this is a prototype of a pendant I made as a gift. I had two leftover pieces of sterling silver wire. So I cut the same length pieces of copper wire and made this. I will show the "real thing" in one of my next posts :)
И едно творение от последната секунда - това е прототип на висулка, която исках да направя като подарък. Имах две остатъчни парчета сребърна тел, отрязах си аналогични такива от медна и спретнах тази. "Истинската" ще покажа в някоя от следващите публикации :)


The Prototype / Прототипът

It all started with this picture of some work in progress for Instagram. The arrangement was unintentional but triggered all those ideas.
Всичко започна с тази снимка за Инстаграм на мои неща в процес на изработка. Аранжировката не беше преднамерена, но породи всички тези идеи.


Oops, forgot it's a blog hop and here are the other amazing links :)
За малко да забравя да публикувам и другите невероятни участници :)

24 коментара:

  1. I love all of the pieces, but using the seaglass in this way is such a great idea!

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    1. Thank you, Cat! I love it when challenges like this one help generate new ideas :)

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  2. I think the brooch is my favourite although all of the pieces are beautiful. There is something quite special about sea glass.

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    1. Thank you, Laney! I was really excited about the sea glass brooches, this idea opened a whole world of possibilities :)

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  3. Thank you for participating in the theme this month! I love your design sense and your skill at wire wrapping to capture these special pieces. I am especially drawn to the small vessel pieces inside of the wire - an object that holds something being held itself - just so cool! :)

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    1. Thank you, Marsha! It took me long to decide how to make jewelry with those vessels and I'm really happy with the result!

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  4. I find the clover leaf flowers whimsical. They remind me of St.Patricks day and windmills too

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    1. Thank you, Divya! Now that you mentioned it, St. Patrick's day is a good day to make more of these brooches for :)

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  5. Oh MY!! You were very busy. I love the four leaf clover with the green sea glass. Perfect use for the glass. Those little vase shaped beads are really cute and you found a clever use for them. Your final photo of works in progress really blows me away. Lots of beautiful pieces!!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! Both ideas almost made me squeal, I do like them a lot myself ;)

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  6. Beautiful jewellery, the flower pins are my favourite

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    1. Thank you, Jill! I love the pins myself, also the way the brooch pin is attached makes it easy to use and hides the whole "stem"!

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  7. Beautiful work. I love all the ideas that came from your picture, the clovers are my favourite though!

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    1. Thank you, Caroline! Indeed, you never know when and how inspiration will strike :)

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  8. Your wire work is wonderful. I love how you used it with the sea glass. They are all stunning pieces.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! I love how this seemingly simple design gets the most attention :)

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  9. Rozantia, interesting caging going on with the sea glass, I really like that approach. However, I LOVE your two pieces done with the lampwork beads, the Sunflower is kind of of Baroque and Art Deco combined :). Alysen

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    1. Thank you, Alysen! I'm kind of proud of myself for coming up with those special designs for the lampwork beads :) Baroque and Art Deco, I like it :)

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  10. You were able to create so much despite being busy! I dig those leaves ones and think I remember seeing a peek of them in Instagram. Great job with them. And, I can't wait to see the oxidized results too.

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    1. Thank you, Hope! Yes, I posted a teaser in Instagram :) I've been oxidizing with boiled egg lately because the ammonia method I use needs supervision - it ends up with a greenish patina that some people don't like.

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  11. I do think the brooch is my favorite as well, but I love all your pieces - cool using the sea glass, I love sea glass too!

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  12. Thank you, Susan! I'm glad I managed to make things in different styles :)

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  13. Beautiful designs. I love how the glass and beads look caged and framed in wire.

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! Wire is my to-go medium right now and I always try to use it an a different way :)

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