Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Here's what Eric had to say about his inspiration photo.
For this month's piece I wanted to use a shot from our recent trip to Virginia and D.C.  With the recent big storm, most of the cherry blossoms were long gone, but we found this single tree with some pink flowers!  I liked the movement of the dried grasses, the metal scroll work of the sculpture, and the pop of color from the flowers.  

I was having a difficult time blending the warmth of the sculpture and the coolness of the pink flowers. It didn't help that I was not as lucid as my usual self because of surgery but I really wanted to show both. Here is a bead that I made to reflect the pink flowers. I used polymer clay.

Here is another pendant that I made quite a while ago but I always liked it. It is rustic but I like that too. I chose the warm freshwater pearls and copper to reflect the metal from the sculpture. It is very simple but I was happy to get it accomplished and the challenge met.


  1. Wow! Both the bead and the pendant you made are really lovely! I love the simplicity of your necklace design... it's just right. Thanks for playing along with us this month! I hope you'll check back on June 1st to see what Eric dreams up for us next.

  2. Isn't it great when something created a while ago fits a current theme? That flower bead you created is so pretty. It will be the star of a new creation

  3. These are both great! I love that you created your own bead for this!

  4. Both pendants are beautiful and I love the necklace - the tiny wire wrapped pearls place the pendant center stage!


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