December 21, 2010

Inspired by...

 ...a watering can.....

African glass seed beads
Tagua Nut
Shibuichi Bird- Green Girl Studios
Lampwork disc- Gardanne Beads
Polyclay Humblebead- Humblebeads
Lampwork nugget- Kelleys Beads
Kazuri round
Czech glass
teal Metal round, and flower- MissFickleMedia
Brass clasp- Vintaj Brass Co.





 ...a chair....
                                                           Silver pendant- Hint Jewelry
Faceted pearls
Czech glass rounds and navy petals
Floral metal rounds- Tierra Cast



...a dress...
Ceramic Gingko pendant- TashaMck
wood
Czech glass nuggets
Lampwork- Kelleys Beads
Ceramic rounds- Elaine Ray
Ceramic tabs- Keith O'Connor
Ceramic Flower bead- Spirited Earth
Goldstone


 
Inspiration can be found anywhere you look. Last night, I was surfing one of my favorite websites, and found some items that sparked my imagination in ways I didn't know were possible. Fabric is a great source of inspiration, in the way of the dress and the chair upholstery.  The watering can proved a bit more difficult, but I was lucky enough to find some color drenched metal components from MissFickleMedia in my stash that echoed the metal accents on the bird on the can, perfectly!

When looking at inspirational pieces like these, look at the color, the textures, and the shapes- and pair those things with color, texture and shapes of beads.  In these instances it was easier to create simple beaded pieces, without a lot of wire working or other techniques.

Below are some more images that were inspiring me, but due to time, couldn't get to this beading session. Maybe they'll spark your creativity!



















All products from Anthropologie

14 comments:

  1. Hi Lorelei these are some wonderful pieces that you have made. Very inspirational! I esp love the watering can one!

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  2. Oh, WOW,WOW,WOW! Amazing! I loves each piece so! They are all faboosh!

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  3. i've always loved your style boards.this is a fabulous take on them..love all these pieces.

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  4. Wow! Perfect! You've really captured the essence of your inspirational pieces!

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  5. You have captured that last one perfectly.

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  6. ~WOW~ love 'em all
    Sharon

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  7. Gorgeous - I especially love the ginko necklace/ dress combo - it's stunning! I really want that scarf for myself! Great post Lorelei!

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  8. You have wonderful taste! So beautiful colors in your necklaces! And lovely inspirational creations!!

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  9. I LOVE that dress you found and think your pieces inspired by the items at Anthropologie are fabulous!

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  10. Your interpretations of the inspiration pieces are wonderful Lorelei! You are sooo creative!

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  11. Love your interpretation of these items. The unusual colors of the chair translated beautifully as did the dress. Thanks for your insight as always.

    Betty

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  12. That's amazing, really. Not everyone has that "eye" but you've definitely got it!

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  13. I follow your blog for the inspiration that it gives me. In viewing your pieces you make me look at beads and designing jewelry in a whole new way. I sit down and ask myself now do I actually have to use a bead cap as a bead cap or can I do something different. Don't get me going on the necklaces designs! Well, I just want to say thank you for inspiring us, other jewelry designers.

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  14. I follow your blog for the inspiration that it gives me. In viewing your pieces you make me look at beads and designing jewelry in a whole new way. I sit down and ask myself now do I actually have to use a bead cap as a bead cap or can I do something different. Don't get me going on the necklaces designs! Well, I just want to say thank you for inspiring us, other jewelry designers.

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