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8/13/10

Creative Sparks Friday!

Hello!  I've had an unbelievably busy week, and FINALLY made time to sit down and concentrate on the newest CSF project: 

THE WEEK'S (8/6-8/13) SPARKS ARE-
**CREATIVE SPARK ONE**
•Artistic Theme•
Woodland
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**CREATIVE SPARK TWO**
•Theme Words or Phrase•
Trees, Birds, Fly, Clouds, Moss, Grass, Twigs, Mist
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**Creative SPARK THREE**
•Theme Color Palette•

(the above tree image belongs to Dan - please visit him by clicking here)

I've been wanting to create some Autumn-themed jewelry for my Etsy shop, and this was the perfect opportunity to get started.

So, without further ado, here is my latest "Creative Sparks Friday" project:

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I started with copper wire that I soldered and shaped into a large leaf pendant.

I felt that texture needed to be a prominent elements in this piece, so I pulled out some of my vintage wooden beads that I wire-wrapped with copper and steel wire.  The rest of the chain is made from beautiful 'misty' brown organically-shaped brown glass beads I got at the Rings and Things Bead Show, and some turquoise green magnesite lentils connected with antiqued copper wire.

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I decided to create three charms made of small turquoise green magnesite beads and copper wire to dangle from the leaf pendant, adding movement to the piece.

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I'm pleased with the overall "earthiness" feel of the piece, and I think I stayed within the overall theme.

If you are interested in purchasing this necklace, you will find it in my Etsy shop here.

Thanks to Becky from The Gritty Bird for the inspiration!  Take some time to go out to Becky's blog and check out the way other artists have interpreted this week's "spark".
mairedodd said...

that leaf is spectacular - i am so interested in this creative spark challenge... your work is so wonderful... i have my eye on the teardrop necklace in your shop! :0)

stregata said...

Love how you interpreted the spark!

Cindy said...

Molly, you really nailed it! :-) Your piece is original and just so beautiful (would wear it ALL the time!). I love that soldered focal and all of the great Fall colors.

Alesha said...

Oh, I really love how you interpreted the "sparks" this week! I especially love the large green beads. (Green is my favorite color!)

This is really pretty, and yes, I agree, I would wear it all autumn long!

Thanks for sharing,
Alesha

Francy said...

oh my! come over and show me how to make that leaf.....such a pretty necklace.

steufel said...

What a great interpretation of Beckys sparks. I love them - everyone goes in totally different directions. It's great to see the different pieces.

regards Stefanie

P.S. The pendant is stunning!

Patti said...

Wow!!, Molly, This is absolutely and beautiful and you did nail it! I love it!!

Stacey said...

Love the rustic leaf - so cool - and absolutely perfect for this spark...

The Gritty Bird said...

OH MOLLY! This piece is simply stunning. I adore the pendant... it is gorgeous!

I am just in such amazement of how everyone is translating the sparks into their own creations!

I am trilled! TAKE CARE

Mary Newton Designs said...

This is a great piece! Love the soldered leaf! Also, your enameling for ABS Challenge is awesome!

Malin de Koning said...

That leaf pendant is soooooo beautiful and coool! Love how the additional green gemstone beads are hanging there too.