Monday, April 14, 2008

Roses and Bees

Got these LITTLE BITSY bee charms from Patina Queen on Etsy and had to find something great to combine them with.

Made these matched rose oval beads, and the idea landed that what these flowers needed were a couple of tiny bees.

Put them all onto forged dark patina earwires.

These charms are very tiny, might have gotten lost on a bracelet or necklace, but perfect for these little roses, quaint and just the right touch.

Also posted a connector bead called Macintosh Glasgow, bronze toned that is so like the pieces at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland from a trip several years ago now, by Charles Rennie Macintosh. When the setting was added and patinaed, it came to mind how much it resembled the style of Macintosh designs. Looks like glazed ceramic or bronze, can think of several ways to use it but posted to Etsy to hopefully inspire someone's creativity.

Will scan some pages from the Scotland travel journal on the tour of the Glasgow School of Art with his designs, and also the Willow Tea Rooms, where he designed all the fittings.


Heather Powers said...

oh my gosh, I would have loved to have been a stow-away for that trip! looking forward to seeing the sketches.

Laura said...

Llyynn, thank you for your comment on my blog, because I'm so glad that it has brought me to yours! I am going to spend some time reading through your older posts, because I can already tell that they are going to inspire me. I hope you get the chance to do something creative today!

LLYYNN said...

Hi, Heather,
It was a wonderful trip and I have very carefully stored the journal full of sketches, paintings and attached items like tickets, menus etc. Somewhere. Very safe.
Surely I'm not the only one who hides things from myself. I will keep searching, it's there. I know it. LOL LLYYNN