Monday, June 24, 2013

Inspired by June Art Bead Challenge

"Sky Meets Water Necklace" available for purchase in my Etsy Store
My necklace features a lavender and white rectangular focal by Blueberribeads. Blueberribeads works with porcelain, stoneware, earthenware and Raku clay, glass and copper in her studio in Great Britain. I selected her focal because of the lavender and gray colors that I used in my necklace.  Also, I like how the lines in the focal mirror the lines in the houses of "Jackknife Village".  "Jackknife Village" by Franklin Carmichael is a watercolor that the Art Bead Scene selected for this month's inspiration. 
Jackknife Village, 1926
Franklin Carmichael
Watercolor on Paper
(Please note this art is copyrighted and is to be used only as inspiration.)

As I was looking at "Jackknife Village"    I saw so many colors to choose from that it was a difficult decision, but I decided to keep the necklace nice and airy. with grays and lavenders.   I love that the tones in the watercolor are subtle, especially with the grays changing hues within the same area.  I decided to use silver and antiqued pewter as metals in the bracelet to tie in with the grays. I call my necklace "Sky Meets Water" because I used the colors of the sky and mountains and an element from the water--the seahorse clasp.

Stop by the Art Bead Scene on Flickr to see all of the jewelry inspired by this watercolor.


  1. Oh Kathy, this is stunning! Beautiful interpretation of the artwork, I just love the palette you highlighted

  2. That's a beautiful design Kathy! I love the subtle colours, they reflect the painting beautifully!

  3. I love how elegant your design looks, Kathy. I agree it was necessary to focus on a few colours as there was SO much to choose from. This is painting I would probably go back to again and again for inspiration!

  4. Hi Kathy! I just discovered your blog while cruising around Pine Ridge Treasures site and I'm so glad I did! Your designs are stunning! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

    Angi Mullis