Saturday, July 28, 2012

July Abs Challenge - My second Entry

Art Bead Scene July Monthly Challenge is for Charity and inspired by This wonderful piece of Art by Pablo Picasso. Read more below for enter (there is still time), to see my entry, but most importantly to learn about this amazing charity 7000 Bracelets for Hope.

"Two Acrobats with a dog" by Pablo Picasso, 1905
Gouache, 105.5cm x 75cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

About the Art
Our inspiration this month is from Picasso's his Rose Period. The Rose Period signifies the time when the style of Pablo Picasso's painting used cheerful orange and pink colours in contrast to the cool, somber tones of the previous Blue Period. The Rose Period lasted from 1904 to 1906. Harlequins, circus performers and clowns appear frequently in the Rose Period and will populate Picasso's paintings at various stages through the rest of his long career. The harlequin, a comedic character usually depicted in checkered patterned clothing, became a personal symbol for Picasso..

About the Artist
Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortune, making him one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art.

to donate to this charity see this link:

We have a new spin to our challenge this month. We'd like encourage you to make a blue bracelet inspired by our challenge piece and consider sending it in to the 7000 Bracelets Project. Take a moment to read about this program that offers awareness and support for caregivers of children with rare genetic diseases. I know that many in our community have participated and there have been some wonderful blog hops, but I'd like to rally our readers together to donate at least 200 bracelets this month. That is only 10% off our daily subscribers and I know we can do it! To date the 7000 Bracelets project have collected over 1000 bracelets.
Blog Tour

The Blog Tour deadline is July 28th.
***Note Change***
Links must be added to the Art Bead Scene flickr page where you upload your entry.
The Blog Tour will be on the 31st.

Monthly Challenge Winners
Winners will be randomly chosen from all the qualifying entries on August 1st.

Our Sponsors
Our Sponsors this month are Golem Design Studios and Creative Impressions In Clay.
Please visit us tomorrow to see the prizes!

Featured Designer of the Week:
From all the entries during the month, an editor is going to pick their favorite design to be featured every Monday here on ABS. We want to give our participants more time in the spotlight! Our Featured Designer will be this Monday, so get those entries in soon.
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So good luck to all the great entrys. I have made a few bracelets to send. One for this challenge one for another and two additional just as a donation. I had fun creating them. This one was a little challenging. The photo immediatly inspired me. I work with polymer clay so the colorful diamond pattern leotard, blue hues and browns in the dog spoke to me. So I knew I would make a polymer clay cane checkered and turned to look like diamonds to make my beads with. I wanted to get more of stripe in there so I created a ghost cane and used that as an overlay on the beads when baking. So it has a more define diamond stripe design. Plus it makes the colors look better together. I then made a skinner blend of lots of gorgeous Premo and Sculpey clay blues and used them for the blue in the cane and for the blue on the blue beads that were covered with the ghost cane. I love making my own color mixtures it makes things feel more original. The Charity 7000 bracelets for Hope are usually blue bracelets. So to soften the color palate the ghost cane worked perfectly.

So here is my piece: Inspired by the geometric shapes, colorful hues of white, golden, yellows, browns, and blues. I added the Gold links because this painting felt warm to me. Main focal bead is a triangle wire wrapped in gold and blue wires. I then made a cha cha bracelets with round beads to match the focal, blue flower beads and diamond beads in blue hues. They are like the triangles on the leotard but my one triangle has lots of triangles in all the colors I see in one. Warm golden links with soft Swarovski golden and dark blue pearls. Blue diamonds and blue pearls inspired by the blue for the chairity. Since this a a genuine cha cha bracelet, I wanted it to be full of lovely beads and charms, thre are several colosr of pearls, beads, hope charms, made with love charms and gold heart charms. Lobster clasp and closure. I enjoyed this piece, its fun, full and actually lightweight. 

Great Colors, Great tools, Amazing clay & fun creation for charity

My Entry: Focal made from polymer clay by me with the colors of the acrobats suit. Wrapped in a chost cane. Once buffed and polished and glazed I wire wrapped it in the matching colors for a little extra touch. I then attached it to a full cha cha bracelet that the charity and photo inspired me to make. Clay triangle beads to match the focal, blue flower beads inspired by the blue charity event, blue triangle and round multi colored beads to match the Acrobats color scheme. The golden, Blue, Brown and Dark blue hues were in the painting and all worked well together. A nice warm fun piece of Jewelry for the 7000 Bracelet for Hope Charity. I hope you enjoy my entry. Below is another bracelet I made for fun just to donate.

To see all of the great bracelet entrys visit the flicker group:

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Here is another fun bracelet I am donating this week to 7000 Bracelets of hope. That makes four fun bracelets that will be going to help the people with R.A.R.E genetic diseases. I hope it helps. I guess every little bit does. Next week Im going to start working on focal beads to send their way.

Here is my fourth piece.

Cha Cha Bracelet with blue lucite flowers, clay beads, swarovski and clay pearls. Silver link bracelet with hope and made with love charms. This is a full cha cha bracelet with over 75 beads, light blue, dark blue, medium blue, golden hearts. Lobster claw clasp and pretty dangle at the closure with more pearls. I hope someone falls in love with it and purchases it from the charity. :) It will go in with my other 3 bracelets on Monday. :)

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To donate or for more infomation on this charity go to their website. There are so many ways to help.

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Thank you for stopping by. To learn more about the other bracelets I donated check out my other blogs. Also be sure to JOIN MY BLOG Im doing a ring Giveaway and a Gift Certificate to my shop, to learn more see this blog & I wish you luck :) :

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To see my work where I sell go to My shops:

Kimi's Jewelry & Gifts on Artfire - over 400 items

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A Half-Baked Notion said...

Hi Kim, I noticed you had posted questions about your submissions in this Challenge, both at Flickr and ABS. Since I was submitting for the very first time July 27, I had been assuming I did something wrong since my pic didn't appear. But now I'm curious if there is another reason for the delay. I hope we'll get a response soon. I'm a newbie at this stuff (just started my blog last Wednesday).

A Half-Baked Notion said...

*TeeHee* I got distracted... I meant to say I loved your bracelets, especially your PC components (love that stuff!)

Sharyl said...

Very pretty! Really like your color combinations!

kim Idalski said...

A Half-Baked Notion. Thanks so much for all your kind words. I love creating for polymer clay. Wasnt really crazy about this color scheme but it was fun in the end. I love your blog & Joined and you need to join mine so you will be in the giveaway. Hugs

A Polymer Penchant said...

Very fun bracelets, and four already done - I wish I was as quick! but I'll get there :)