Sunday, June 26, 2011

SATEAM Blog Carnival

This months' theme of our blog carnival is whether and how we use other artists' creations in our designs.

A few years back I have written a tutorial called Cosmos Pendant.



I had bought a beautiful moon focal from my friend Gail,
www.beadles.de.
It inspired me to try and give it an appropriate frame.
I liked the result so much that I wrote a tutorial about it
which Gail was so sweet to proof read for me.

Apart from that I used to buy lots of lampwork beads and created necklaces and bracelets with them.
When seeing beads I have to have that certain spark or idea to say,
yep, I can picture them with other components in a nice jewelry piece.

here a few examples:







Most (or all??) of the Hill Tribe Silver components and pretties from
Bali are handmade by other artists (silver smiths) I love to
incooperate them in my designs as you can see in the above pictures ;)

I guess written artists' work are components as well:

I use tutorials i.g.  this one from JoslinJewels
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/50064307 and made those earrings:


and after reading "Silver threads" by Jeanne Rhodes-Moen (great book),  I created those:




 There was a second one too, but I never took a pic of both of them :)

Sharilyn Miller's "bead on a wire" inspired me to this bangle





I love using other artists' components to make a jewelry piece.
It is like a big puzzle which makes a jewelry piece so very unique.

Have a read how other team members think about this :


http://islandgirlsin...nival-blog.html
http://beadsire.blog...er-peoples.html
http://www.artfire.com/users/JewelryArtByDawn/blog
http://j3jeannesjemsjewels.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-blog-carnival-other-peoples-work.html
http://amdesignsbyangela.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-blog-carnival-using-other-people.html
http://famileejewels.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-blog-carnival-using-others-work.html

To check out our team's blog http://starvingartiststeam.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

  1. Love your wire work! It really sets off the lampwork beads beautifully!

    Lynne

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  2. Incorporating other people's work with your own has resulted in stunning results!

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  3. You make awesome work of those lampies and Hill Tribes beads. I did not mention the use of tutorials in my own post, but I really should have, they certainly count in this subject.

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  4. Beautiful work, Sylvia...your use of other people's designs is inspiring...

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  5. Your Cosmos pendant tutorial is an old favorite and helped me learn to frame. I like that you mention books and tutorials as using others intellectual work. The Silver Threads book is one of my favorites. I don't solder but use many of the filigree forms taught within it in wire work.

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