The theme this month was the Moon--and what an inspiring, interesting theme that was. There are so many different ways to interpret it, after all. I personally ended up exploring two different possible interpretations. Overall, I made three things for this reveal: a pair of earrings, and two twin necklaces.
And, without further ado... Here's what I made!
Bright Summer Nights
Those Czech glass coin beads are actually what inspired me to join in this challenge. I was organizing my stash when I found them. I have no memory of buying them, and there were only two of them... and, with their stars and crescent moons, they were perfect for this theme.
For the design, I wanted to make a simple pair of earrings that really showed off the beauty of the beads... Well, that, and I wanted an excuse to make more earwires. (I have been having so much fun learning how to make them! Woo!) To that end, all of the wire components--the headpins and the earwires--are made by me using copper wire.
I really love the bright combination of blue and copper. These make me think of bright summer nights--right after the sun has set and the moon has risen, but the sky is still light.
Light Side and Dark Side of the Moon
For these necklaces, I took a much more literal approach to the moon theme. I absolutely love astronomy... As such, when I first think of the moon, I actually think of the physical sphere that is orbiting our planet. Its rock is barren and battered--not particularly glamorous in its own right, but gorgeous when it reflects the light of the sun.
Thinking of the light side and dark side of the moon is what inspired these necklaces. They are both made with the same type of stone, but one is made with bright silver while the other is made with dark bronze.
The stone itself was chosen because, like the moon, it is deceptive. Upon first appearance, it is simple and uninteresting. When the light hits it, though, its unique pattern emerges--and its irregularities become beautiful.
I am really thrilled with how these two necklaces turned out. I know I say that a lot, but it's true... It's so satisfying when I have an idea in my head, and I am able to make them a reality. I love how a different metal can make each one look so different, and yet obviously part of a whole.
...And I really do love the way that the stone is so subtly interesting.
So, there you go! These are pieces I made for this Art Elements theme challenge. I really enjoyed exploring this theme, and I'm thrilled to be able to share my creations with you.
Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I made... Be sure to visit the other participants to see what beautiful things they created!