Dia de los Muertos – our Component of the Month reveal

Time flies so fast in the Fall. Shows, nice crisp weather, classes to teach… and Halloween. This month at Art Elements blog (formerly Art Jewelry Elements) We have a super cool lamp work glass skull! These are the creations from Jen Cameron/Glass Addictions. And they are wicked cool.

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Aqua to bring out his eyes…

I knew I wanted a necklace, something colorful and festive. I was actually trying NOT to do too many flowers – like a self imposed regulation to make it harder? Who knows. I have been beading skulls and flowers a lot of late and was trying to do something different.

Creating the wire wrapped bail gave me more color – and a hanging mechanism that created a strong statement to set the skull off.

I used recycled glass/bottle beads, carnelian, Czech glass: anything and everything in my primary color palette. The back section is three strands: cobalt glass, seed beads and braided sari silk handspun yarn! I know – there IS a lot going on, but the colors played well and it created a volume that balanced the focal.

I DO have a second skull, staring up at me from the work table. The primary colors are so out of my usually palette – but I think these links will be in there somehow… The hoplite was a maybe, but the scale was wrong. We shall see!

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On deck. Rainbow eyes!

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My Dia de los Muertos mantle.

I do hope you celebrate the holiday – and the blog hop with us! Have a pumpkin spice something and check out these great designs from the team and out guests. Until next time…

Guest Designers

Staci Louise Smith

Karin Grosset Grange

Solange Collin

Art Elements Team

Caroline Dewison

Susan Kennedy

Laney Mead

Claire Fabian

Diana Ptaszynski

Cathy Spivey Mendola

Lindsay Starr

Niky Sayers

Lesley Watt

Cooky Schock

Jen Cameron

 

16 thoughts on “Dia de los Muertos – our Component of the Month reveal

  1. Lindsay S says:

    I love the mix of materials and colors Jenny! Can’t wait to see the second piece either – a color challenge is always a good way to break those typical choice barriers.

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  2. Claire Fabian says:

    Oh yes, primary colours can be a challenge for me too especially in bright hues! Love how you played with all the different elements 🙂

    And the mantle…! Will you keep it? I think it could also work perfectly to be used as a stencil/stamp for gelatine monoprinting 😉

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  3. Jennifer Cameron says:

    I adore all these elements together! The wire and the fiber was a bit of a surprise that pulls everything together. I really really love this! As for rainbow eyes, you can do it! Thanks for participating!

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