Welcome back to the Brit Pack Beaders Design Team Reveal!
A quick recap:
This time around, it was my turn to select our inspiration piece. I hunted around for a bit, but I eventually chose a piece by one of my very favourite artists - Margaret MacDonald. You may know Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer and artist, and one of the Glasgow Four, of whom Margaret MacDonald was also a part. MacDonald and Mackintosh were also married, and whilst you can very much see their mutual influence, each has a style of their own. I find MacDonald's use of colour and form simply mesmerising, and I hope that if you like the work I have selected, you will be inspired to seek out more of her art.
Here is the piece I selected, The Red Rose and the White Rose:
(c) The Hunterian, University of Glasgow 2012
A gorgeous selection of goodies, I am sure you will agree!
And without further ado, here are my creations:
Sweet Dreams, featuring Bo's focal, Claire's beads, my clasp. Lesley's ribbon, and a poppy pin from Jo. (OK, I cheated a little. We were sent some poppy charms, but the pin was better for the purpose I had in mind!).
And some earrings, using pearls from Claire, silver drops from Jo and handmade ear wires from me. I have these on right now....
Look out for our next challenge, coming soon! And do check out everyone else's creations today.