Sunday, November 3, 2013

Upcycling :: Pottery Shard

Christine sent me a very interesting piece to play with a few weeks back. She had a great idea to create her own pottery shards. She found pottery where she liked the pattern, and then had a little fun smashing and sanding the edges! What a great idea! She is always full of surprises.

I absolutely love the green in this piece, but interesting how it uses touches of yellow-gold as well. Somehow it reminded me of nature and even just a bit like tapestry. Ok, now there is an idea. I put together a mood board with some medieval images (as you all knew that I would!). I got lost pulling from two of my favorite boards: antiquities / medieval. I love Pinterest for this reason; it's great to get the creative juices flowing! My mood board may not exactly match my piece, but you can see what was running through my head as I created.

16 comments:

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

A stunning and unique piece!Congrats!

Halinka said...

Hi:
Very unique idea and great effect.
-Warm Greetings-
-Halinka-

Alice said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I love the wonderful colors!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful Cynthia,
I love how you pulled the green from the china shard and I also love the fringe along the side.
Therese

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Your piece is striking (no pun intended) and I love pottery shards, Cynthia (wish I could have been there to help Christine "create" them LOL.) Some plates look better in pieces :)

LisaS said...

What an unusual pendant, very pretty! I do like that share you started with.

BeadedTail said...

So unique and what a conversation piece! Clever!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Wonderful! I love the fringe!! Your mood board is awesome, as well!

Magic Love Crow said...

Totally awesome! Gorgeous! Love this piece! A+++

Cindy said...

Oh WOW - what an incredible necklace! The combination of the pottery shard with the beaded fringe makes is amazing - just love it. Your Pinterest-inspired board is beautiful - I can see how it can be so helpful in getting those creative ideas flowing!

Christine Altmiller said...

Sending components out is so exciting because you never know what someone may see in it! Seeing this through the stages was extra exciting, because you took it to places I could not have imagined! I. LOVE. THIS. PIECE. The bottom right two photos of inspiration seem to really connect to your finished piece. <3

Miss Val's Creations said...

This shard looks incredible with the beadwork. I love its odd shape. Then there is that fabulous fringe! Beautifully done!

The medieval period is on I have always enjoyed on screen. I am getting into the new tv show Reign. Probably not historically accurate in many ways but the coopstumes and sets are stunning!

Memories for Life said...

I love how you can take a simple piece and make it a work of art! This piece is beautiful!

Linda Y said...

What a great piece Cynthia. I love your mood board too!

Munir said...

I did not realize that there is something called "mood board" wow!

PyxeeStyx said...

Beautiful piece. I love the way it's offset. It has a little bit of tribal feel to it as well. Looks kind of like an arrowhead.

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