Friday, February 24, 2017

Perfect Pairings :: Jewels of Sayuri + Lori Schneider

Upon first glance, the painting inspiration for February is layers of tapestries and bling with rose petals raining down from adoring maidens lining the street for this triumphant knight. And while all that is truly in this painting, there is a lot more. When you really start to look, you notice the more subtle imagery and the meaning of the title becomes more apparent. I am glad that Divya went back and really looked at the painting beyond what her first reaction was. For she discovered the message and translated that into her jewelry admirably. I think the contrast with the hard and thorny barbed wire frame holding in the softer pink and gold cabochon and the touches of crystals and the central rose make this necklace that much more intense and meaningful. In order to truly see the light you need the dark. In order to appreciate the beauty of the rose you need to respect the thorn.

Featured Designer :: Jewels of Sayuri
Featured Bead Artist :: Lori Schneider

We are now using Pinterest! 
You can find more details in this post about the exciting new changes,
including a board devoted to art beads inspired by the monthly challenge!
(Ooh! Look! More pretty beads to lust after!)

Pretty please make sure that you post a link in your Pinterest description
so that I have someplace to attribute the picture! 
And don't forget to tell us about those art beads - providing links to bead makers is appreciated!

Deadline February 26th to get your pictures posted to the Pinterest boards for the creation of the Monthly Challenge Recap post for February 28th
TIP: If you upload your photo rather than pin it from your blog or shop, edit the pin (the little pencil button) and add your link as the source. Save your edits. This will allow us to click directly on your photo and go to your blog or shop to read more about your entry. If you don't, I might not be able to access the photo to share it.


Divya N said...

Thank you so much for featuring my design this month too. This was a fantastic challenge that made me go beyond looking to actually understand the inspiration. Also the way that you have summarized my design and thought process is fantastic, I couldn't have written it any better.

Shai Williams said...

Gorgeous pick!