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.

oct 2012 - revolving-1919 by kurt schwitters palette brandi hussey

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.

OCT ABS # 2 by The Beading Yogini

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.

OCT ABS # 4 by The Beading Yogini

OCT ABS #3 by The Beading Yogini

OCT ABS #1 by The Beading Yogini

Thanks for swinging by and see what other jewelry designers have created here at the Art Bead Scene Flickr Group.