Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jewelry Mojo Challenge-Week 12 My Art Inspiration

This Week's Assignment:
Pick your absolute, all time favorite piece of art work (painting, sculpture, photograph, illustration, fabric design, etc.) and create jewelry inspired by this piece.

Tips for Designing from Art:
Start with the color and major motifs of the art work and find beads that relate to your inspiration piece.  Pick of piece of art work that makes you crazy happy every time you see it.  Ask yourself - what do you love about it? Is it the color, the mood, the story?  Try to capture that in your jewelry.
The Starry Night by Van Gogh

I selected The Starry Night by Van Gogh.  It is a favorite of mine.  In fact, I have a copy of it hanging in my home.  I love all of the beautiful shades of blue.  I find them very calming.  The painting shows the village of Saint-Rémy under a swirling sky. There is a  cypress tree to the left.

I decided to focus on the blues and whites of the painting.  I have a focal gifted to me by Sacaccino.  It has similar, gorgeous shades of blues contrasted with white and a tree.  It reminds me of The Starry Night so I decided it would be perfect for this assignment.
Sterling Silver links made by Bay Moon Design
I spent a lot of time trying to decide how to attach the focal to the necklace and I finally decided to make a link for it.  That inspired me to make some more sterling silver links to add to the necklace.  I had some beautiful, blue silk ribbon I got from Marsha Neal Studio to add to the mix.
Starry Night Necklace by Bay Moon Design
I hope I did justice to the gorgeous pendant.  A big thanks to Heather Powers of Humblebeads for creating this assignment that led to the necklace.


  1. Oh, it is gorgeous! I would never have thought of The starry night but it fits perfectly. :)

  2. What a pretty pendant! I think your design fits nicely with your inspiration of Starry Night.