inspiration room from Interior Alchemy
I'll be guest blogging on the Ice Resin site for Inspiration Monday, a week from today (make sure you check it out!) This photo will be part of my post. Do you not find it inspiring? It's blowing my mind! I adore the color scheme. It's funny but, this weekend I went antique shopping with a friend and I found this:
It's an old, mother of pearl brooch...pretty sizeable...with a brass, spiked bezel and cut steel trim. It's hard to tell from the photo but the mother of pearl is dark with swirling colors. Lately, I'm in a dark-ish mood. Not depressed or anything like that but more goth-ish.
Autumn is coming on.
It's my favorite time of year. The weather has finally broken and I love the cool nights. The smell of wood smoke floats on the air. Camping, marshmallows, pumpkins and boots are in order.
When I saw this brooch, that Interior Alchemy inspiration room popped into my brain. It's a perfect match and a perfect spark for a new piece of jewelry. Actually, I laid the piece out in about two shakes. It was formed in my head before I even knew it.
And, here's my color palette. Take a stroll over to Brandi's blog if you'd like to learn how to make your own palette. She's got some awesome templates in her shop, as well. And she's got all kinds of great free stuff. You'll love it. If you like her blog, leave her a comment. She'll love it.
So....here is my challenge to you: I'm dying to see what you do with this inspiration photo. Please, please, play along with me! This will be fun!
Make a piece of jewelry, inspired by our inspiration room...necklace, bracelet, ring or earrings, whatever. Post it to your blog or website and link back here by leaving me a comment, on this post. I'll give you until Oct. 19th to finish. That's Wed. the 19th...that's a week and 1/2.
If you play, I'll draw a random name from the players to win the goodies pictured above. You must comment, on this post...linking to your post with the photo of your finished work, in order to be eligible.
But wait...I just realized, I MUST include some mother of pearl in my goodie bag prize so...there will be more than what's pictured. I have some pretty cool mother of pearl stuff so I'll have to dig around and see what I come up with.
...an awesome, black crystal drop. It's old. I don't know where it came from but it's old. Gorgeous deep red glass beads...a disco ball (who doesn't need one?)...vintage rhinestone buttons...
...huge, chunky garnets...a vintage clasp...vintage glass mardi gras beads...great stuff! I realize you won't be able to use your prize winnings in your inspired piece but, that's ok. You can make a second piece and show us all your creative genius.
Ok...don't forget...leave me a comment on this post, linking to your post with the photo of your finished jewelry piece.