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!
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.
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! 😉
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!)
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)