Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Titianesque Collage


Crystal caboshon focal, Swarovski ® pearls and crystals,
copper, pearl and TOHO beads, magnetic clasp,
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede

"Empress Isabel of Portugal" by Titian in 1848

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian (Venetian), about 1485/90 - 1576)

Titian made a greater impact on European painting than any other artist from Venice. His use of colour and development of a 'painterly' style of lively brush work has influenced generations of artists. He excelled in all types of painting, including altarpieces, religious subjects for private devotion, themes from classical mythology, allegorical works and portraits. The bright clear colours and smooth appearance of his early paintings are quite different from the more dramatic tonal contrasts and broken brushwork of his later work. He received public and private commissions from within Venice and from eminent patrons elsewhere. Titian painted many of his most celebrated pictures for King Philip II of Spain.

Painting Credit: Titian "The Complete Works" 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Are You Ready For February 14?

Remember... Valentines Day? 
How could you possibly forget with all the advertising and notices everywhere you turn. And you only have one week left to find that perfect little something to show your love. So here it is... my shameless plug:

Pink fresh-water pearls from Hawaii,
Swarovski ® crystals,
TOHO glass beads,
gold-tone lobster clasp
surgical steel earwires

Necklace: $145.00
Bracelet: $65.00
Earrings: $26.00
Buy all 3 for $228.00

Red Czech glass hearts,
Swarovski ® crystals,glass seed beads, silver-tone findings,
surgical steel earwires

Red Czech glass hearts,
Swarovski ® crystals,glass seed beads,
surgical steel earwires

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Miriam Shimon ~ Cielo Design

It is with great pleasure that I am able to introduce to you a very talented and prolific jewelry designer. As a fellow artist I found her bead art and color combinations to be impeccable. 

"My name is Miriam Shimon and I'm a bead artist originally from Denmark, but living in Israel for the last many years. I've always been creative and involved with art but beads and jewelry took my fancy eight years ago and this is my main occupation today - mainly teaching the many wonderful ways to create colorful art with glass beads, soutache, crystals, silver and gold."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Miriam's work has been featured in numerous magazines around the world and her work has won several awards. Her number one love is creating unique one of a kind pieces, each individually crafted and with its own soul.

Many thanks to Miriam for allowing me to share her story.