October 24, 2012

Art Bead Scene hosts a monthly challenge for jewelry artists.  This month's inspiration artwork is Revolving by Kirt Schwitters and completed in 1919.  It is an assemblage piece made with wood, metal, cord, cardboard, wool, wire, leather, and oil paints on canvas. As everyone knows, not all monitors see the same colors.  I see coppers, blues, greens, yellows, oranges, and a smidge of white.  I can't say I like all assemblage art, but I really like Schwitters extreme multi-media work.

Starting the challenge:  First I took apart a belt from a junk jewelry box I purchased on Ebay.  Lots of vintage jewelry pieces and beads!  But I was mostly excited at finding the belt.  Below is a picture of all the wonderful components.

I chose the metal disks, and decided to make earrings.  I also used the Vintaj patinas for the first time.  I think I did alright.  I also used tiny lampwork beads by Carolyn Harmon, Miami Valley Lampwork Bead Artist.  I have known Carolyn for a number of years and her work just keeps getting better and better.  The twisted jump rings are from Nototo Jewelry Supplies.

Finally, my own assemblage art earrings!

Have I said lately that I love challenges?  Well I do.