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9/3/10

Creative Sparks Friday: On Wings of Hope

Well, we made it to Friday, and that means it's time for another Creative Sparks Friday!  Here are the "sparks" for this week:
**CREATIVE SPARK ONE**
•Artistic Theme•
The Flowers of Summer
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**CREATIVE SPARK TWO**
•Theme Words Poem or Phrase•
When a gauzy purple butterfly,
softly tilts a golden flower...
it's cool wings ease the summer flame
as laughter sooths a troubled hour.-
Courtney E. Cottam
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**Creative SPARK THREE**
•Theme Color Palette•

...and here's what I created:

"On Wings Of Hope"
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I torch-fire enameled a copper butterfly and a brass flower, and attached them using a rivet.  I then re-fired them, covering the rivet in enamel.

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I had planned on using sari silk with the chain, but I liked the simplicity of the chain by itself.  I attached a deep red Czech flower charm to the handmade clasp to finish off the piece.

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This was a fun "spark" to work on, and I'm looking forward to next week's inspiration.  If you are interested in purchasing "On Wings of Hope", you can find it in my etsy store.

Take a few moments to go out to The Gritty Bird, Becky Caldwell's blog, to see what has "sparked" other artists this week!
steufel said...

This totally great, Molly. I LOVE your enameled pieces. And the chain is great. And you are absolutly right about the simplicity.

Melissa Meman said...

Molly! This is so absolutely gorgeous...love those colors and your enameling is beautiful!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Thanks for the spark .I may add it with a theme from Illustration Friday and then voila I have it .Now for some one to do the art for me TEE HEE

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Awesome necklace - I love how you have attached the flower to the butterfly and the colors are fabulous!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Love this necklace...your enamelled pieces are just fabulous!

Patti said...

A beautiful necklace, Molly! I love the simplicity!

Alesha said...

Oh. My.

Molly, this is just lovely! So simple, but such great color at the same time!!! Love the enameling and the riveting - such cool things to bring the butterfly to life!

Isn't it just amazing how many ways these "sparks" can be interpreted? I am so delighted to see everyone's project each week.

Blessings on your weekend,
Alesha
P.S. The name of the necklace is just PERFECT too! :)

The Gritty Bird said...

Okay.... I am in LOVE with this!

What a gorgeous and unique creation.

I adore the enamel colors.

You got talent girl! True Talent! :)

Thanks for joining in!

Anna Lear said...

Such a beautiful focal piece -- what talent!! The colors are perfect for the season and of course I love the butterfly-flower combination. Great work!

My Life Under the Bus said...

You've gotten me hooked !!! The is such a joyful piece - it makes me happy just to look at it.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

okay, i've been sick..............that must be why i didn't know you were doing enameled work...........or is it because you're so busy...("dot,dot,dot" LOL)

love you, dear one,
and LOVE this necklace! xxoo jan