Initially, this piece for the Art Bead Scene October Monthly Challenge did not inspire me very much.
Funny how some art immediately resonates and other pieces just…blah.
Revolving by Kirt Schwitters 1919
Assemblage-Wood, metal, cord, cardboard, wool, wire, leather, and oil on canvas
48 3/8″ x 35″ (122.7 x 88.7 cm)
Museum of Modern Art, New York
“New things had to be made out of the fragments.”
It took a little time for me to formulate an idea for the design. Brandi Hussey worked up a color pallette and then I was off.
I had been wanting to try this jump ring and seed bead tutorial shared by The Gossiping Goddess, so I gave that a run through.
(Great tutorial Lesley and thanks for sharing!) I then used this concept for the cords.
Since the art work contains the element of using found objects, I decided to experiment with etching a small piece of brass that I had found while digging in some “junk parts” boxes that I have buried in my inventory.
Out came the trusted and often abused Sharpie marker and the hole punch tool. The rest is history.
Thanks for swinging by and see what other jewelry designers have created here at the Art Bead Scene Flickr Group.