Monday, February 27, 2012

Art Bead Scene Challenge - Feb 2012 - Conference of the Birds

I made 2 pieces for this month's Art Bead Scene Challenge.   Below is this month's art inspiration:



The Conference of the Birds by Habiballah
Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din `Attar
 ca. 1600; Safavid Iran (Isfahan)

For a larger image of the painting, history of the artwork, and information about the artist, please visit the Art Bead Scene page for the Feb 2012 Challenge.

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The first piece I made was the "Conference of the  Birds" Necklace:


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Focal:  "Rustic Bird Pendant" by Nan Emmett 



In addition to the bird pendant, the necklace is comprised of objects with the colors and textures of items in the painting. 

The river running through the painting is represented by the antiqued brass chain with variable size links.   At some points, navy blue pearls dangle, also a part of the river in the artwork.

Gemstone nuggets in light blue and light green, light blue Czech glass crystals, and shells in light brown, reflect the colors found in the landscape.   



Birds are found not only in the pendant, but in the white pearls and the swatches to fabric attached at 3 points--birds ready to take flight and begin their journey.



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The 2nd item I made was the "Conference of the Birds 2" Pendant:


Handmade Lampwork Glass Mini Beads 
in Dark Raku from Art by Lisi.  

In addition, the pendant includes a large "mood" bead with design beneath that changes colors from greens/orange to blues/purple, representing the peacock's colorful feathers.   There is an elongated green glass bead, light blue Czech crystals, assorted brass and copper accent beads, and an antiqued copper chain with a clasp handmade by me.  

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Close-up of top part of pendant, including
 from Art by Lisi



On Wed., Feb. 29th the ABS Feb bloghop will begin.   You will be able to click here to link back and see the other art-inspired works!

Thank you for visiting!  
  
Sharyl

P.S. I kept being annoyed by how blurry and pixilated  the photos looked. I finally realized that taking them from the Flickr page to the blog was the problem. I've redone them taking directly from my files to the blog and (while they could still use improvement), they are clearer now. Sorry to everyone to viewed the blurry version!

13 comments:

T... said...

beautiful take on the challenge Sharyl....love the soft colours of the first piece what that pendant

Patti Van said...

I think you captured the feeling of the artwork so well in both of your pieces! I especially like Nan's focal...so sweet!

Pixiloo said...

Both of those are gorgeous. I love the use of the fabric in the first one and that bird pendant is too cute. :)

jenna said...

Beautiful designs!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Sharyl - You have totally outdone yourself with these creations. It is like they were created at the same time as the painting. I love that mood bead!

Beth said...

Sharyl, what gorgeous work! I love your jewelry! Beth

Therese's Treasures said...

Sharyl,
Both necklaces are out of this world gorgeous. They are so different but yet represent the painting oh so well. You Rock!
Therese

Sharyl said...

Thank you to all for your uplifting comments! I'm always a bit intimidated in this challenge, so I appreciate your support as I keep trying!

P.S. I kept being annoyed by how blurry the photos looked. I finally realized that taking them from the Flickr page to the blog was the problem. I've redone them taking directly from my files to the blog and they are clearer now. Sorry to everyone to viewed the blurry version!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

So, so beautiful! Love this project.

Alice said...

Both pieces are gorgeous! I love th fabulous colors and textures in them!

Bobbie said...

What a great pair of interpretations! I love that you used a mood bead to capture the varied colors of the peacock - so clever.

Cillaw said...

Great job and you won the monthly prize~!

Sharyl said...

Thank you to all again, for your kind, supportive comments!

And Cilla, I was totally surprised. As I told Marie last night, kept thinking I would wake up and find out it wasn't true about winning!

Sharyl