I really wanted to participate in the June Art Bead Scene challenge. The theme this month is an interpretation of Wassily Kandinsky's painting, "Farbstudie Quadrate".
See, the thing is, I'm not a primary color kind of girl. I'm not all that crazy about the secondary colors, either. I like the tertiary colors, the muted, blended tomato reds, pumpkin, aubergine, iolite, mustard, etc.
I wanted to do this challenge to make myself work with true red, yellow and blue. Yeah, uh huh, three pounds of wasted clay later...okay, I'm kidding, about a pound later, guess what I got? A tertiary Kandinsky!
When I use the primary and secondary colors, it is usually as an accent for black. I love black and red together, and black and purple, and occasionally, black and yellow and black and blue. It makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up to put red, blue and yellow together. My mind says "don't blend, don't blend", but my hands just don't listen. Ah, well. I am happy with my entry, and if I violated Kandinsky rules, so be it. I can live with it.
I paired this pendant with these absolutely gorgeous Pilbara Jasper in a horse eye cut, Apple Jasper rondelles, some handmade borosilica glass beads studded with sterling silver, copper cuff beads and silver spacer beads. I purchased the boro glass beads at Etsy last year. I just love them, and have been searching for more in different colors. These are a lucsious cantaloupe/orange juice color.