Friday, January 21, 2011

Inspiration Friday

With a new year, how about we make a few little changes to our Inspiration Friday posts? This year, you pick your inspiration reference! There are lots of places to find inspiration. Photo's, magazines, fabric, nature, patterns, textures...Have a really good look at the little things around you, and make something - anything at all. The whole point is to get you out of your comfort zone, and experiment with new beads, materials, found objects, ephemera - anything you can find!

We'd love to see what you come up with. Send us a picture of your new creation, along with a pic, or description of your inspiration reference.  Send it to contest@beadfx.com with the subject line "Inspiration Friday"

If you have a personal blog, or etsy/artfire/bigcartel type site - send us a link to that as well!

This week, I have a partial inspiration for you. The project I chose is going to take me more than a week to finish, as I just didn't have the time available to get everything done.

My inspiration was this:





This was a little paint play I did with daughter last weekend. She was painting, so I started painting as well - this was my first time putting a paintbrush to paper since I was a kid ;-) I love the colours though. I haven't yet quite decided whether to shrink down this image, and use cut outs of it - or to just use the colours. We'll see, and hopefully all will be revealed next week.

Here are the components (or one little section of them) the idea is to make an entire bracelet. These will be soldered and linked - then filled with resin.

With luck - I'll have this completed for next friday.

Gail Davis-Bryant sent us this one. Gail recently took a class at the shop on the coiling gizmo - and she's she's been coiling everything in sight since ;-)  Awesome! I have a few more of her pics to post in our gallery which should be up later this weekend. I think I'm now toast for the night :-)





Send us your stuff - We'd love to see what you're working on!

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