Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Inspired by Shells
The actual shells that inspired me. I picked them up at Bahia Kino Mexico recently.
Lampwork Glass Beads made at a torch.
They'll probably be used in a design something like this.
I was worried that the bead in the foreground looked a bit too much like chewed gum
but now I think I was being too critical.
Mussel shell lampwork beads made into bracelets with aquamarine chips and freshwater pearls
This is actually two bracelets end to end.
I gave them a matte finish with an etching solution.
Still working on my photography.
One of my goals for my remaining time in Arizona before I head back to the great northland is my project for a little shop in Seal Harbor, Maine called The Naturalist's Notebook.
The focus of the shop is the relation between nature and art and science and it's not just an art gallery but more of a learning center. These pieces are part of my works that I hope to be displaying there this coming summer.