I stumbled across a fashion spread inspired by the movie release (left), and I noticed all those great hats! And it reminded me of a challenge coming up hosted by Bobbie over at Beadsong. I started a pinterest board for inspiration, and of course added a lot of examples from this time period. Click over to Bobbie's and sign up.
I recently had one of my pieces featured in Stringing magazine that was also inspired by this time period. You can see my design below, and all the others here.
I don't talk about my day job much on my blog, but one thing I do really love is that my office window looks out to the Chrysler Building. An amazing example of Art Deco style. And recently I've been noticing all the hood ornaments on the building. Yes you read that correctly. They really were designed to look like the designs used to adorn cars during the era.
Specifically I can see the wings, which is what my bracelet design is inspired by. It is that classic chevron pattern. You can also see the chevrons on the side of the building which are done in white and grey brickwork. I could just stare at this building all day long, but alas I'd get no work done!
Click over to the Chrysler Building history site and see the lobby details. Especially the elevator doors with the Egyptian Revival influence, which was the birth of Art Deco. The geometric shapes in design coincides with by the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922 which heavily influenced the styles of the era.