Here is another quick post showcasing my earrings for the – We are all Ears – August challenge. This month the challenge is to create a pair of earrings inspired by this stunning installation thread art of Gabriel Dawe. Read more about his work here . As his work was centered on exploration of textiles and fibre I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to showcase one of my recent explorations in beads – Leather Art beads.
Yes, you read it right, Leather Art beads and not glass!! I am teaching a class on Leather jewelry to the final years leather design students and was asked to come up with a unique syllabus for the same. As the first lesson, when I suggested that we do leather beads, my seniors were surprised, for the usual leather beads they had seen was just leather wrapped around hollow beads, but I am determined to prove that one can indeed use leather to make mixed media art beads 🙂
These beads are simple, cylindrical with colored bits of acrylic yarn – a true interpretation of the inspiration visual and because of their simplicity I thought that they would be the easiet to try as the very first project of the year by my students. I have created an Entire range of beads for the class using a variety of mixed media techniques which I hope to share soon, for your feedback.
For now, here are the earrings I created from these beads – I am calling them “Twined”. I think that the earrings are similar but not exactly the same, makes it whimsical – Kind of how the installation is; What do you think?
|Inspiration : installation art of Gabriel Dawe|