Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Trumeau Inspired Bezel

Yesterday I found inspiration in this beautiful vintage book of poetry I bought at a rummage sale for 25 cents.  Yep, that's what I said...twenty-five cents!


I don't even know the title of it.  The cover is missing and there's no title page but the illustrations are absolutely stunning.  Every page turn reveals a new gem.  The artistry and attention to detail in the images in truly amazing.


My last pendants were so full of color, I thought it would be nice to change things up a bit and create something in a more neutral palette, using one of these beautiful illustrations as a springboard.  I've had this idea in my head for sometime...a little rectangular bezel shaped something like a trumeau mirror.


I love creating bezels.  I'm always amazed at the amount of creativity you can pour into forming sheet silver and wire into a tiny treasure.  Like the gallery wire embellishments?  I think the pattern compliments the elegance of the book illustrations.  (If you're wondering what gallery wire is, there's a quick description on this WireSculpture.com forum.)


I found that most of the elements in the book illustrations are too large to use in jewelry pieces.  I may scan and re-size them in the future.  I did, however, spot an intriguing little bird that was just right.  It looks to me like he's just about to land, maybe after a long day of soothing the souls of the world with his beautiful song.  The forms in the background remind me of Monet's poplars.  It's a rather quiet and mysterious image, don't you think?


I'm Linking up again today with Creative Every Day and finding so much inspiration in the work of other artists linking to Art Every Day Month.  Pop over and take a look for yourself if you have the time or, better yet, join in!

Thanks for taking a peek into my little world!  (Seriously...I've been working in tiny detailed things all week.  I may have to paint a wall or something today!)  Have a very great, very creative day!





20 comments:

  1. Hi Janice,

    Your necklaces are awesome. So cool that you are doing the create every day challenge. I've enjoyed catching up on your posts. You've got a great way with words. -- Leah

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    1. Thanks, Leah! It's so nice that you stopped by today!

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  2. Your jewelry is so lovely. Thank you for sharing your process. I loved learning about what you are creating.

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    1. Hi, Ginny. I'm trying to share more about my process these days...glad you enjoyed reading it.

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  3. Hello Janice, how wonderful to come upon you here and read up on all your posts, the one about you and your younger sister really touched me, your words, your art, you are a sensitive soul and I've loved visiting you here, your art is so lovely and that gem of a book was waiting to be found by someone like you!

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    1. I am in love with that book so yes, I think it was meant to be! Thanks for stopping by and for looking through my other posts. It makes my day for people to stop by here!

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  4. Lovely and creative work of art ~ silver jewelry ~ love the work in progress ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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    1. Thanks! Learning how to work with silver has been so much fun!

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  5. Delightful piece of jewelry! Lovely books, the old ones have such great illustrations.

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    1. Hi, Paula. Thank you for the kind words. That book is still sitting here on my desk, ready to inspire me again!

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  6. Beautiful. I just love those old illustrations too.

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    1. I've had a lot of fun with that book...used an image from it in a collage today. Will post it tomorrow!

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  7. Your pendant looks timeless - really beautiful.

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  8. You were kind enough to check out my Lettering Art Studio blog so I had to just come and see what you are up to. Lovely work Janice! The pieces you create have so much charm.
    Best to you!
    Debi

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    1. Thanks, Debi. I really love your work.

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  9. Wow. I adore the book. I have rummage-sale-old-book envy. And the pendant is awesome. I'm going to check out the gallery wire you link to here! Terrific!

    Happy Art Every Day Month!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I'm having a blast with Art Every Day Month...I've been so productive this week!

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  10. What a wonderful source of inspiration and a beautiful piece you made!

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    1. Thank you, Missy! I am very happy with it!

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