And now onto part two of the ArtBeads.com and Pantone autumn challenge. The challenge was to use the Pantone Fall 2010 guide as color inspiration and shop from ArtBeads online catalog for items to make Autumn inspired jewelry. I chose a variety of things and worked on two projects. Today I will show you the project I created using Resin Flowers* from the catalog. I picked several colors from the Pantone guide in jewel tones like amethyst and ruby and tourmaline along with some topaz and peach tones. I wanted to cluster them all together, but how?
I ended up using some natural brass rivets, beaded one flower on each rivet, and sticking them into copper resin clay in clustered patterns. The clay sets up pretty quickly, so I made a simple shape and quickly inserted the flowers before it set. It worked great!
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.