This November's Art Elements Challenge is to interpret stars as you see them, in astrology, Celtic art, magic, beautiful quotes to live by, decorative arts, jewelry, painting... the list is endless and the media is wide open. I thought about each idea and breezed right past beautiful quotes to live by when I read the challenge the first time. On the second reading, I thought about some of quote beads that I just got from Grubbi Ceramics. I remembered that I had some quote beads as well as some of her nautical beads that would be just perfect for this because these beads included some of her starfish as well as quotes that would work with them.
|a favorite color palette of mine|
For inspiration, I have lots of my photos and memories of beaches from many different locales to pull from. The variety of blues in the ocean never fails to amaze me. I love to create ocean inspired pieces with a palette of blues, whites, and beige.
|in the open sea my soul is free bracelet by BayMoonDesign|
|saltwater cures all wounds by Bay Moon Design|
For the next message bracelet I used a quote bead "saltwater cures all wounds". I added a ceramic sea shell, star fish ceramic and a word bead. Turquoise blues, greens, whites in the bracelet are used to give the bracelet a bohemian beach feel. I added some white beads that remind me of white coral. Natural Irish linen thread was selected once again to add the color of sand and to give the bracelet a casual beachy feel. This beach inspired jewelry is sized to fit a 7 to 7.5 inch wrist.
I can't wait to see what all the participants in this blog hop created.
|Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash|