Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Nets, Birds, Keys

Before I left on vacation I was thinking about old-fashioned images in beads and the worn, aged look of them that I like. I made these in a marathon session of creativity just before the trip, and I'm sad to say I haven't been down in the studio yet since I returned.

I made these two focal beads with hammered loops on top, I wanted them to have a lot of detail but with an old-timey flair about their design.

The two lovebirds and the key are not terribly large beads, they'd be fun used for a decoration on a necklace, a keychain or as an ornament, but maybe oversized for a bracelet charm or earrings.

The key is a tiny miniature replica skeleton key, it looks almost hand carved. The background behind both emblems looks like a riveted metal design, radiating out from the center of the bead and wrapping around to the back side.

They complement each other, with the same web open weave design on the back, and they're about the same size and shape. The back looks like it has tiny rivets or metal brads on it. Sort of a mahogany color, reddish, rich and dark.

Maybe this weekend I'll get back to work in the studio, and get inspired.


Kristin said...

These are gorgeous Lynn!

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh! I must stop looking! It is killing me not to have them...keys especially are my motif. I need to hurry and use the creations of yours that I have so that I might get some of these beauties. thanks for sharing! Enjoy the day! Erin

sharon said...

These are especially lovely, so detailed!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Gads Lynn,

I'm going to have to quit coming over so often. Every time I do my want-got to have list gets longer :)I'm really getting anxious to get my pieces now!! Looks like the mules won't be back for a good 10-12 days :(

Take care and have a good evening.
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

SummersStudio said...

I was admiring these in you shop just the other day! It's hard to switch gears after holiday. But once you do you will be a whirling dervish in the studio.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thank you, ladies! I went down to the basement this morning and raised the blinds to let in some light - but that's as far as I've gotten. I'm tempted to open the patio door and roll the tables outside, to enjoy the weather and work au naturelle in the summer weather!

Boy, if the buffer flings things while I'm in the backyard I'll have to be careful, to avoid mower damage to lost pieces in the grass, LOL!