Reveal Day and Blog Hop! Art of Science Creative Challenge: Orion’s Nebula

Today is reveal day for the artists participating in the first annual Art of Science Creative Challenge first pitched here. The challenge: to create something, anything- inspired by this NASA image of the birthplace of stars… Orion’s Nebula! Check out these artists, poets, designers and Enjoy the Blog Hop!!

Today is reveal day for the artists participating in the first annual Art of Science Creative Challenge first pitched here. The challenge: to create something, anything- inspired by this NASA image of the birthplace of stars… Orion’s Nebula!

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I finished one piece and have others in the works- a bracelet, and pendants inspired by Marina Rios’ designs (resin dryng…), so stop back by in a day or so to see more.

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For the pendant on this necklace, I used a Mayan raku lentil focal (Wonderous Strange) with subdued but shimmering gold/pink/blue hues. From a gold hand-hammered link, dangles of large raw appetite, chalcedony, and smoky quartz teardrops.  (My first headpins inspired by Fanciful Devices- headpins tutorial.. Yippee! 😉

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The color palate of this photo was hard to cover completely! At first I started with saturated colors and lots of crystals for stars. But I was drawn to the Mayan lentil (as a pod for birthing…), and wanted to keep it more organic.  For the oranges and pinks, I used some coveted enameled rounds from Andrew Thornton, along with fire agate, and light citrine. Two more colors of blue Chalcedony for the aquas.  All finished off with grey, peach, and tanzanite colored silk sari ribbons.  I’ll post the other pieces as I finish them. (the picture keeps inspiring more!)

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There is a delay in blog postings (my west-coast bent and a late reminder)  😉  BUT keep checking back: the artists participating are a diverse (cool!!) group of poets, designers, jewelers,  photographers.  Some are posting after work today, from various time zones, or need more time  Check back over the next coupla’ days.

Happy Blog hopping!

Tara Linda      (You are here)

Angie Warren 

D of Wondrous Strange Designs

Andrew Thornton

Sarajo~ SJ Designs

Marina of Fanciful Devices

Author: tara linda

musician, poet, jewelry maker

8 thoughts on “Reveal Day and Blog Hop! Art of Science Creative Challenge: Orion’s Nebula”

  1. oh, your necklace is gorgeous! the colors!!
    I managed to eek out a poemy-picture thing — I was drawn to the words in the NASA description. borrowed a few and popped them on a picture of the day moon I caught yesterday. the link — http://therer2doors.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/in-a-cocoon-of-dust/

    thanks, tara! this was such fun. looking forward to checking out what else you inspired, and I’m also looking forward to your next challenge!! 😀

  2. What a luscious necklace! Lots of textures and interesting material selection! The gemstones simply sing and I really like what you’ve done with the enameled beads you got from me. You did good!

    Thank you so much for hosting this challenge! I had fun and ended up really liking my piece.

    1. Thank you Erin: I thought so many colors would be easy.
      NOT! 😉 I will choose an easier pic next time, hopefully once a month (would love to have you join the next one…;)
      Thanks for stopping by- 😉

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