In my first year of the Bead Journal Project I focused on Goddess dolls, and last year I designed sweet little birds. This year, rather than choosing one shape or style I plan to focus on art that inspires me and create something based on these.
‘Inspired by Art’ doesn’t mean that I’ll be replicating a piece of artwork through bead embroidery, but I will let the images, colours and style inspire a piece of jewellery or non-wearable art. This creative freedom should help me maintain momentum throughout 2015, and encourage me to design something every 1-2 months. That’s the plan anyway!
For January, I’ve created a sunflower inspired brooch. Can you guess which famous painting inspired me? (scroll down to find out)
This brooch includes a ceramic cabochon centre made by Australian bead artist Peruzi, Czech glass beads, and Miyuki seed beads.
I love the texture in this piece, you can see the detail and bead layering in the close up.
Inspired by: Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers (1888)