Saturday, February 15, 2014

On The Wings Of Love - Revealing the Color Red

In the depths of winter, we often search for anything that brings feelings of warmth.  If you work with color, the warmest thing you can do is work with red.  Of course, red is also the color for Valentine's Day, a day wrapped in red (and chocolate, but beading chocolate just gets messy).

With this in mind, Karen Williams challenged the members of the Facebook Freeform Peyote page to create something with red, and some of us are part of a mini-blog hop to share our creations.

I started with a gorgeous focal from JulsBeads, with a gorgeous deep ruby red background a decorations of other reds, greenish turquoise, and a hint of orange.


As I worked, the freeform took on the shape of wings. So I call this piece "On The Wings of Love".


It's a little lacier and more open than my typical freeform work.  I also took the opportunity to use some tilas and twin beads -- new for me in freeform.



Thanks, Karen, for the idea and inspiration that I needed to push back into freeform.  Lots of folks will be revealing their creations on the Facebook group page.  If you want to see the other participants in the mini blog hop, see here:

Beadsong Jewelry (you're here - thanks!)

9 comments:

AntiquityTravelers said...

Oh man this is gorgeous! I love how open and flowing this design is, and that focal - is a knock out! This warmed me right up!

KJ said...

I love that focal Bobbie and the necklace sets it off perfectly.

Christine Altmiller said...

Oh Bobbie~you always create such beauty when you weave! The Wings of Love are no exception. Beautiful!!!

Karen Williams said...

Beautiful collar Bobbie! It reminds me of Russian folk embroidery in the boldness and richness of your color palette and design. Looking at it makes me smile.

BackstoryBeads said...

Truly an outstanding design! As a Libra, it is so hard for me to pull off asymmetrical, but I have a real appreciation when other artists do! Your design is so wonderfully balanced, and aptly named. Love how the sides, though different, reflect each other and cascade up from Juls'strong focal.

Saturday Sequins said...

Ohhh, I love it! Absolutely gorgeous, Bobbie. The bead looks very happy in its new home.

(Which is probably a strange thing to say... but pretty beads like that always remind me of eggs in a nest for some reason).

Halinka said...

Hello,Bobbie:
Nice to discover Your Blog and the sea of pretty art in it:-)
Your necklace is fabulous:very interesting form,fine stitch,the choice of beads and colors.I love its focal too.
Warm Greetings from Sweden
-Halinka-

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful Bobbie, I love all the beautiful colors in this piece.
Therese

Kepi said...

Love love the colors, reminds me that spring is just around the corner. Gives a light and airy feel.