By: Frances MacDonald
Date: c. 1900-1905
Medium: Watercolor on linen
Every month the Art Bead Scene challenges their readers to create jewelry inspired by a featured artwork. You have until the end of the month to share your work and then they pick two winners to receive beads and jewelry-making supplies from their sponsors. The only rule is that you must use at least one art bead in your piece!
This month's artwork is Spring by Frances MacDonald (1873-1921). She was a Scottish painter who contributed greatly to the “Glasgow Style” during the 1890s. She was a great influence during the Art Nouveau period and the styles that it ushered in. Her style of Art Nouveau (literally “new art”) with its fluid linear forms is inspired by natural plant life, drawing on nature, gender, symbolism, mythology and modernity. The dreamy colors of the period were light and neutral, metallic and natural. The shapes are languid but there is also an element of more modern geometry, like squares and intersecting lines.
|Pantone's Color of the Year--Ultra Violet|
|Pansies Photo by Jakub Jacobsky on Unsplash|
|Long Pansy Earrings by BayMoonDesign|
I love the fact that these ceramics have a pretty back which is a green leaf. These pretty floral beads are paired with violet Swarvoski crystals and pearls that dangle from the bottoms. A couple of Czech glass matte metallics English cut beads and a few Czech glass luster root beer AB O-beads top off the earrings. The pansy earrings have sterling silver ear wires. These handmade earrings are available HERE.
|Other side of Long Pansy Earrings by BayMoonDesign|
These pansy earrings make a great birthday or Valentine gift.
What are your thoughts on these ceramics and earrings?