Sunday, February 21, 2010

Under The Big Top - My Entry in the ABS February Challenge



I have had an idea about what I wanted to create for the ABS February challenge since seeing the painting which is the subject of the challenge on the ABS website.

The theme for February is based on Vestie Davis' painting, "Luna Park." I love this painting for its primitive folk art style and the bold use of red, my favorite color. I have had these images of vintage Circus advertising posters for awhile, but hadn't been able to think of a way to use them until I saw the painting.

FEB ABS Challenge Entry - Under The Big Top

I made the cylinder beads last night, and held my breath the whole time because the images were not the right size to use for this type bead. I added the little red "bead caps" in polymer clay, and then tackled the pendant.

FEB ABS Challenge Entry - Under The Big Top

I enhanced the polymer clay beads with hand-blown blue cobalt, matte glass round beads and faceted, red, Czech Glass rondelles with a half-Picasso finish, and Thai Silver end caps.

Under The Big Top Circus Focal Beads (2)

Under The Big Top Circus Focal Beads (3)

Under The Big Top Circus Focal Beads (1)

10 comments:

Erica Lea said...

Very cool! It came together beautifully:-)

Vixenjewels said...

I am utterly speechless. Gorgeous.

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, ladies! :)

B-LEE KREATIONS said...

This is gorgeous, time to fly out to Arizona and do a class. You can stay with me, I'll even cook. LOL.
Seriously, hope you win the ABS Challenge. This is truly a work of art.

m.e. said...

Ladies, and gentlemen, children of all ages presenting the Amazing Lynda!
Watch as she creates unparalleled BEAUTY from clay and paper !!!
:) m.e.

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

ka6Oh, my! Thank you so much, Bonnie. You are too kind. I do have a cousin in Phoenix I could visit, too....hmm...

M.E., you have me all choked up, girl! Thank you, my friend. :)

Alice said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous!

Melobeau said...

Gorgeous and FUN. What amazing transfer technique you have (to compliment your great eye) and manipulate the images into such a lovely piece.

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Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you! You have made my day. :)