Monday, September 14, 2009

Challenges



I do love doing the weekly challenges offered online! I find that I become inspired by the theme or prompt and also by seeing what other artists are making. I end up making something I would have not thought of before! Go look on the site at all the amazingly creative art that has been posted already.

This necklace idea just came to me as I was contemplating what I could make that is "round" which is today's "Mixed Media Mondays" theme. I look around my art room at all kinds of stuff until I happened upon this old rhinestone buckle. Then I chose the ribbon, and the vintage pearl drops. The hardest part was picking out what would go in the center, until I finally decided on the old topaz button. I really enjoyed making this. It is not quite finished as it has taken quite a bit of time today and I need a vintage clasp. I will post another photo when the back is properly done.

24 comments:

Lynn said...

Wow, what a great idea, you were very creative today Terri :) I love rhinestones with ribbon, and your ribbon roses are just beautiful!
I love the challenges for the same reason, but have had to stop them for a while due to other commitments, hope to get back into it again soon.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Absolutely stunning and magical, fit for a Queen Terri!

peggy gatto said...

OH MY, This is really beautiful!!!

WrightStuff said...

Well it certainly looks like something Marie Antoinette kept in a dainty little jewel box in her boudoir. Perhaps a gift from an admirer?

Yvonne said...

Awesome, Terri!

ArtSnark said...

Just gorgeous! All the elements are perfect together

Diane said...

Terri - this is absolutely gorgeous! Diane

Amy said...

WOW, I love how you put all that together to make something so beautiful!!! Very pretty color's

Beth said...

This is just beautiful!

Gina2424 said...

Terri- I meant to leave you a comment to tell you I had posted your charms, but I moved a little too slow. This necklace is incredible and perfect for the Marie necklace swap. I loved you post about "so what, do it anyway." I can so relate to sleepless nights right now. Having a lot of trauma here. Art keeps me sane, but eventually my worries stifle my art, and then I do nothing, and then depression can set in easily. Just trying to plug along, so your posts and art were inspiring tonight when I visited.

Rein said...

Beautiful!

missy k said...

I think this is the prettiest necklace ever!

Karen

Anni's Art said...

This is the most beautiful necklace I have ever seen, love everything about it.

vintage wil said...

Ohh this is so beautiful!!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous oclours too

Geralyn Gray said...

I love the name of your blog. I too feel in the last year I have been given affirmations of living an artful life. I turn 50 next month and have felt my little projects and my new job are affirmations that I took the right path this year. Being creative helps me to stay positive. I love your latest creations!

LiveArt said...

Wow, this is beautiful!! love the flowers and your colourcombination!!

Linda

Nicola said...

Wow what a lovely creation, beautiful colours and a very pretty necklace, wonderful work and great idea for this weeks theme!!!

Marlynn said...

Holy Cow, Batgirl, I wanna come live in your craft room. I see a fantastic artist here creating to die for jewelry!

Bunty said...

Very beautiful Terri - I love the roses - did you make them yourself? Gorgeous colours!

Barbara

Linda said...

Oh Terri..that is stunning! I just want to keep looking at it!!

Terri said...

Thank you all! You are so very kind!
I want to make more of these. I think they would make nice Christimas gifts.
Marlynn, I love my craft room. Last time my sister was in it she asked me if I had a will!
Barbara, yes I did make the roses. I am enjoying buying beautiful ribbon and learning how to make better and better roses.
Thank you again, all of you, for stopping by and for your encouragement!

Kristin said...

Oh MY!!! This is so very beautiful -- I love everything about it (and would buy it!) -- you are such a beautiful artist! Thank you for poping by my blog; it is so nice to meet you in this way! Kristin :)

Terri said...

Thank you so much Kristin! I am flattered!

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