Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Art Bead Scene Blog Hop

Heather Powers of Humblebeads challenged 10 of us to create a piece of jewelry with inspiration from her book.

She sent each person a kit containing one of her beads, a photo print, and a short poem as a jumping off point.

This is the one I received.

The Wild Flower's Song
William Blake
As I wander'd the forest,
The green leaves among,
I heard a wild flower
Singing a song.

I slept in the Earth
In the silent night,
I murmur'd my fears
And I felt delight.

The reveal date was moved, due to unforeseen delays, and is finally here.

I used a Kumihimo Disk to weave green, brown and orange linen and brown suede together and attached Heather's flower, and "Itty Bitty" ceramic leaves from Marti Conrad of Marti's Button n Beads. Then a second layer of strands of Sari Silk in avocado, and pale forest green, along with a  melon colored ribbon were wrapped around copper wire to keep the shape and all attached to large copper links in this bracelet.

Have fun jumping to the others in this blog hop (Shelly Graham Turner was on the original list, but never received her kit):

Sharon Palac

Keirsten Giles

Alicia Marinache

Shelby Foxwell

Lisa Cone

Marlene Brady

Cece Cormier

Amy of Amybeads

Marlene Cupo - You are here!

Thanks Heather, its been an unusual challenge for me!


  1. Beautiful - you captured the picture so well, it's amazing.

    I love those wild flowers (not sure how you call them in English), I used to pick them when hiking with my mom up the hills in the town I grew up; in the spring the forest floor will be made of these flowers!

  2. You really did an excellent job of using your inspiration pieces. Really stunning.

  3. I love what you did with this pretty wild flower!!! Beautiful work!!

  4. Such wonderful color in your bracelet!

  5. What a carefree little bracelet. Really captures the inspiration of the poem.

  6. With the color ribbon and the Marti Conrad leaves...it really does resemble the photo with the pile of leaves!

    You did an excellent job lady. It was well worth the WAIT. And I am glad you were able to take part in the challenge...you met it and then SOME! But then we have already established that right..NEVER challenge Ms. Marlene, she is TENACIOUS and she loves a good chicken from the spit!

    xxoOh! ~ Shelley

  7. Love all the luxurious fibers! The vivid red is wonderful with the muted greens. Those little leaves are perfection! Really lovely mix of materials.

  8. Very pretty! The collection of colors are lovely and really make the focal stand it's ground!

  9. The fibers make a wonderful forest floor, I love that you picked up all the colors from the inspiration photo. The tiny leaves are a sweet little compliment to the focal. Beautiful job Marlene, thanks for taking part in my challenge!

  10. Another beautiful challenge piece Marlene! You really have a knack. What a lovely way to pull it all together

  11. This is one of my favorite Heather pieces. I love the simplicity of the fibers and leaves to showcase the flower. Perfect!

  12. Such a beautiful interpretation. I can see the forest floor in your picture, the solitary bloom. The colors are great! Enjoy the day. Erin


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