Last weeks winner is Brenda! Congratulations! You have won one of Lynn's resin word charms! Send Lynn an email and she will get it right out to you.
Usually, this is where I welcome you to my studio - but today, I'm welcoming you to the studio of Cindy Gimbrone and Mary Harding.
Here's my studio....
Now, I'm sure you're asking, why is Mary on the tour today? Well, Dear Readers, Mary and I are collaborating.
and again you ask why?
We are the ABS monthly challenge sponsors for December. I wanted to "kick it up a notch" for our readers by collaborating with another art beadmaker-sponsor to create new beads based on the art for December. So I contacted Mary, asked if she wanted to collaborate and she was in! YAY! We're now collaborating to develop coordinated beads for the December challenge winner.
Today is a peek into our studios as we create the December sponsor beads.
I've done several jewelry making collaborations where we made art beads especially for the jewelry and a discussion about color always comes first. It's the first thing a beadmaker thinks about when making new beads. So our initial discussion focused on color and our own experience with the art. Each of us has a very interesting story about the painting and the artist that I'll save for another day. And no, I can't tell you which painting it is! Getting back to the topic, we're working with a very deep color palette. From our conversations, I developed color palettes and saved them using my ColourLovers.com account. I sent the palettes to Mary and then we tweeked the colors a bit.
We're in our studios now experimenting with color and forms.
Today's question is, have you collaborated with anyone to create a piece of art? Tell me about your collaboration and be entered to win one of the new beads I'm making for December. (Shhh I can't show it here because that will give it away!)
I look forward to reading about your collaborations!