Title: Les Ibis
By: Jean MetzingerEvery 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!
June's challenge is based on Les Ibis by Jean Metzinger. Jean Metzinger was at the center of Cubism both because of his participation and identification of the movement when it first emerged. The style of the oil painting is Fauvism. This is the style of les Fauves (French for "the wild beasts"), a group of early twentieth-century modern artists like Metzinger whose works emphasized artisitic qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism.
|Boho Blue Earrings by BayMoonDesign|
I decided to focus on the strong colors of the blues that are in the oil painting. These boho blue earrings have seed beads in the blues, aqua, and white on turquoise blue Irish Linen Thread. The rectangular pieces were enameled by artisan Kimberly Rodgers of Numinousity. They are enameled tin with specks of blues and yellows. The geometric earrings have an on-trend color combination and are easy to wear for those who like a pop of color. I love the fact that the tin is very lightweight. That fact enables the creation of long earrings without the weight that often occurs. The blue color is perfect for a summer.
|Mermaid Bracelet by BayMoonDesign|
|Mermaid bracelet by BayMoonDesign|