|Photo by Mark Tegethoff on Unsplash
January's Art Elements challenge is sponsored by Lindsay Starr. Since the theme is the moon and is open to any media I had to give lots of thought to this. This is a theme that I have used in the past and loved. Just last year I made this pearl and pewter necklace which I love. It is available in my shop. challenge is sponsored by Lindsay Starr. Since the theme is the moon and is open to any media I had to give lots of thought to this. This is a theme that I have used in the past and loved. Just last year I made this pearl and pewter necklace which I love. It is available in my shop.
| Celestial Necklace by BayMoonDesign
This celestial necklace has a pewter pendant of lady with crescent moon and stars. The gorgeous necklace is made with gray blister pearls with hints of pink. The pink is highlighted by the use of tiny pink beads and small silver bead to give some additional sparkle.
The pewter starfish clasp is made by Green Girl Studio. The pewter moon and star pendant is by Inviciti. This is a lovely piece of art jewelry.
I had such fun with December 2018's Art Elements Scene Challenge when I made wire flowers for my daughter's garden. I enjoyed the project and my daughter loved the flowers. I felt so good about this project that I decided to make a wire moon for my patio door. I wanted it for decoration and as a visual caution to prevent folks from walking into the glass.
|Photo by Stephan Herb on Unsplash
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Since I used 16 gauge wire in my flower project, I thought I would use it for this. I then switched my thoughts from the black wire that I used previously to copper wire. I love copper and I decided it would look great with my color palette so I used 16 gauge copper wire. There was my first mistake. I also used 28 gauge copper wire. This decision I am still wondering about. I might want to up thickness on that wire. I then gathered all of my quartz chips and clear beads in my color palette and strung them on the 28 gauge wire. I did this bead by bead by hand picking each one with care. I selected beads that I thought were the best size and color. This took much longer than I thought it would. In the beginning all went well but the more I wrapped the beads around the wire, the more I noticed structural problems. I didn't want to use heavy copper wire to shore of the design for artistic reasons. I used some Washi tape instead and it worked surprisingly well. I really had to force myself to finish this. I am viewing this as a prototype of a future attempt. I have to regard this as a learning experience. Any suggestions for my future attempt, are appreciated.
|Photo by 🐣 Luca Iaconelli 🦊 on Unsplash
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Thank you Lindsay Starr for hosting challenge.