"Literary Poster for the Century Magazine", 1896 by John Louis Rhead
and color palette
This month's amazing inspiration is June's "Literary Poster for Century Magazine" by John Louis Rhead. This is a vintage poster from 1896 with an Art Nouveau feel. The rendering is in blue, yellow, orange, red and violet with image of a lady encapsulated by roses reading a book.
In my design I emulated the curve linear designs and flowers. I mixed yellows, orange, browns, and blues. I mixed textures of smooth enamel, chain, Irish waxed linen thread, bent wire.
|Yellow Enamel Flowers from Melismatic Art Jewelry|
My bright yellow floral bracelet started with one of the yellow enamel flowers by Melissa Merman of Melismatic Art Jewelry. It took a lot of thinking and experimenting to figure out how to attach it to a Vintaj floral component with an art nouveau look. I found a tiny button that is the perfect color and attached it to the frame of the component with orange Irish waxed linen thread. Another problem that I had to overcome was the choice of colors. I wanted to work in the blue, but I didn't want to use too much. Yellow is a problem for me also. I don't use it often and I don't have a large collection of beads in that color. I finally found what I thought would be the perfect mix of colors.
|Bright Yellow Floral Bracelet by Bay Moon Design|
I had some yellow and orange ceramic beads from OkawaHandmadeAfrican Beads and yellow Czech beads in my stash and I put them to use in this bracelet. I added some Vintaj natural brass chain to compliment the natural brass filigree flower. The bracelet is available for purchase HERE.