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Saturday, 21 May 2011

ABS May Challenge - Bracelet

My contribution for Art Bead Scene's May challenge is a bracelet. I named it "Hide and Seek", just like the painting by Berthe Morisot. Read about the piece and the challenge here.

I just completely fell for the color scheme of strong green, very light grey and touches of ochre in this painting. Or at least those where the colors that stood out to me as the ones I wanted to work with. A somewhat unusual combo in a jewelry piece maybe. But oh so yummie!
I am very pleased and excited about the solution with the three leather ribbons/bands going in and out of Round Rabbit's beautiful porcelain rings. They are playing hide and seek with each other :-) .

Look, I tried to take a Lorelei Eurto-esque picture of the bracelet on me. I really like her style when she photographs the pieces on herself. No one was there to help me, so I ended up with a bunch of pictures of the wall behind me and a little bit of my nose in one corner. I didn't bother with setting up the camera or programming it for delayed exposure. Simply held it myself with a stretched out arm. This one worked out ok anyway.

The pattern on the porcelain rings works perfectly to capture the romantic atmosphere in the painting, don't you agree.

The green dangle bead is a Swarovski milky green facetted round. The rest is copper components.


If you wanna see all the current contributions for the challenge go here.

And don't miss the blog hop about all the contributions that has been blogged about, starting at Art Bead Scene at the end of the month.

All my best! Have a great weekend. Mine will be very busy :-)

14 comments:

Patricia Wood said...

Oh! Lovely! Congratulations:)

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

hej Malin!
jättehäftigt armband
kreativt och vackert!! :)
fortfarande laddar din blog otroligt hackigt så jag besöker tyvärr inte lika ofta som förut - brukade kika in flera ggr per dag...
KRAM
B

Jenni said...

I love the green suede threading through it. Great job with the photography!
Jenni

Malin de Koning said...

Vad säger du Birgitta!?!
Jag trodde det berodde på min bloglista, men det har jag ju ändrat nu ...
Jag ska undersöka vidare. Tack för att du sa det!!!!!!

Regina said...

It's beautiful!

Elly Snare said...

This is great - it seems both playful (like the little girl) and elegant (like the woman) at the same time :)

Also, thank you for the comments on my blog Malin: I'm just about to go out to the bead shops now (woohoo!)

Heidi said...

You're hilarious confessing about your failed photos. You don't have to tell us about that, but that's what makes you so funny :) It's a lovely bracelet. Simple, but effective. The colors look great together. It's fun to discover new color themes!

BackstoryBeads said...

Romantic and playful at the same time, just like the painting. Perfect!

SueBeads said...

Really nice Malin! I love it!

lynsey said...

Oh Malin i love it. It works so well

ladynoble said...

I adore that kelly green fiber and how you incorporated it into the bracelet. Very clever & lovely design, I would totally wear this bracelet!

maryharding said...

Congratulations Malin!! What a unique, lovely, and good looking bracelet. I am so happy for you being chosen Designer of the Week. So well deserved.

MiddleEarthsJewels said...

Oh..you make it look so simple to create clean elegance..and it's all there..colors and mood..love it!

Linda Landig said...

I love this, Malin, because it is so original. From your picture, I can see that it looks great on, too. Just wonderful!