Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Reveal of Humblebead Creations

Heather Powers' new book "Jewelry Designs from Nature" is available through Amazon (click HERE).  It can also be purchased in major hobby and craft stores such as Michael's Crafts, JoAnn's Fabrics and Hobby Lobby.  
Hop on over to see what these talented artists have created with their Heather Powers' Humblebeads:
Amazing Designs                         All Pretty Things     
The Beading Yogini                    The Cerebral Dilettante
Also check out Heather's blog (click HERE) and 
Art Bead Scene (click HERE)
Our challenge was to use the Humblebead, the inspirational picture and poem to create a nature inspired piece.
I used the tree branch and colors from the inspirational photo below, but I toned  down the browns, pink and greens so Heathers' Meadowlark Pendant would shine.  I used an antique silver chain as the silver light after a storm.  A bough of green raffia is woven throughout the chain.   The glass leaf symbolizes growth, creativity and joy.


Since the pendant easily pops in and out of the polymer clay tree bezel, I thought I would try my hand at creating another one.  I like the first one better, but the below experiment was fun.
I hope you have fun visiting each blog and seeing what wonderful pieces they have created.

16 comments:

Amy said...

Wow - I love what you did with this sweet little pendant!!!! Awesome!!!

tappingflamingo said...

I love the uniqueness of this piece!

Shelby Foxwell said...

Very creative! The bezel has such a rustic feel and works well with the pendant.

Marlene Cupo said...

Fantastic addition to the pendant, it enhances so much. I too, like the the first one. It's as though the pendant grew out of it.

Cece Cormier said...

Incredible piece. So perfect.

lunedreams said...

I can't believe what you did with those bezels!! You are an amazing sculptress! I love them both. The raffia was genius, a great touch.

Lisa Cone - Inspired Adornments said...

Wow! The branch frame is beautiful! It really enhances Heather's bead and creates a whole new feeling for the piece. Love it!

Heather Powers said...

I love that you sculpted a bezel for the pendant. That's completely unique and a great mix of your style with my pendant. Both pieces are fascinating.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Wow, Marlene. You are so talented. I love how you took that pendant and made it just melt into your designs. Its great how you can just replace it. I like the last necklace best, very beautiful. LOVE!

~ Shelley

Alicia said...

Oh, wow - the branch frame is just perfect with Heather's focal! Lovely

SummersStudio said...

How clever to sculpt a bezel for the pendant!

sandi m said...

Very cool way to showcase the pendant! I like them both.

Its All About Creating said...

Tlhank you so much.

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh my! That is the most amazing piece of sculpture! I love how you made the roots and it looks like the bird and the nest are just nestled right in there. The colors and texture are fantastic. You have truly made this your own. I am in awe. Thank you for sharing your creation and for playing along. This is truly one of my favorite books. Enjoy the day. Erin

Its All About Creating said...

This has been a great challenge for me. I have really enjoyed it and thank everyone for the nice comments.

Beverly Herman said...

I love the bezels you created and how they nestle Meadowlark bead. You captured the humblebead and peom beautifly with your color choices and design.