27 September 2009

The Poetry of Creating

These pieces I created this weekend in preparation for ARTS Night in October, all inspired by poetry of the season.

{Midnight in the Garden}
Dark peacock freshwater pearls, Bead Trust
Grey opal Swarovski bicones
Golden silver seed beads, Fire Mountain Gems
Sterling silver spacers, AM Silver
Amethyst box clasp, A Grain of Sand
Branch wafer bead focal, Humblebeads
A black cat among roses,
Phlox, lilac-misted under a first-quarter moon,
The sweet smells of heliotrope and night-scented stock.
The garden is very still,
It is dazed with moonlight,
Contented with perfume,
Dreaming the opium dreams of its folded poppies.
~Amy Lowell, The Garden by Moonlight

{The Only Bird in Town}
Handmade galvanized steel wire nest with lilac pearls
Brass branch, Vintaj
Matte lilac seed beads
Olivine Swarovski bicones, FusionBeads
Brass leaf charms
Copper curb chain and toggle clasp
Aquamarine tumbled nuggets
Purple branch 6 hole spacer, Humblebeads
Lampworked glass bead, Pretty Babies Glass
Birds are flyin' south for winter.
Here's the Weird-Bird headin' north,
Wings a-flappin', beak a-chatterin',
Cold head bobbin' back 'n' forth.
He says, "It's not that I like ice
Or freezin' winds and snowy ground.
It's just sometimes it's kind of nice
To be the only bird in town.
~Shel Silverstein

{Autumn Bonfires}
Copper enameled focal pendant, Michael's
Copper lined faceted rounds
Mookaite chips, Michael's
Copper chain, Michael's
In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
the grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer
Fires in the fall!
~Robert Louis Stevenson
{Autumnal Sun}
Copper chain
Copper ring
Dream ring, Vintaj
Wooden wafers
24 gauge wire, Vintaj
Textured copper discs
I am the autumnal sun,
With autumn gales my race is run;
When will the hazel put forth its flowers,
Or the grape ripen under my bowers?
When will the harvest or the hunter's moon
Turn my midnight into mid-noon?
I am all sere and yellow,
And to my core mellow.
The mast is dropping within my woods,
The winter is lurking within my moods,
And the rustling of the withered leaf
Is the constant music of my grief.
~Henry David Thoreau
Enjoy the day!

35 comments:

Miguel de Luis said...

An incredible display of creativity :)

stregata said...

Erin, they are all lovely! The colours are just wonderful!

Esther said...

magnifique Erin!!! all is beautiful but the second one is just perfect, the little nest and colors... gorgeous work!!!

Narrative jewelry said...

Those necklaces are just amazing Erin, each one is so inventive and original.

In love of the colors of the second one and its matte finish, and the so cute nest.

And admirative in view of this stunning copper enamel focal pendant with the holes. Great idea !

Enjoy the day.

Lille Diane said...

Simply stunning work!

Kristen said...

Absolutely gorgeous pieces!! I love working with Heather's beads, I have several in my stash just waiting for inspiration... you may have just done it! Beautiful, I love them all!

sherry ♥ lee said...

Erin, I love them all...and the names you have come up with for each piece...but my very favourite that speaks the season to me is the last one, Autumnal Sun. Gorgeous!!!!

Alice said...

Beautiful pieces! My favorite is the last--Autumnal Sun.

SummersStudio said...

Beautiful, epsecially, the autumn colours.

Erin said...

Wow, Erin! I'm blown away! These are just stunning designs! And beautiful, artful shots of them, too! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations! :)

Marie Cramp said...

What incredibly fantastic pieces!! You always do inspire us :) I am so happy to be able to see such talent and be able to learn from it. Like I mentioned in my e-mail o you a few months ago, you have been one of my greatest inspirations so far. Thanks to you I had to courage to try to be published and now I have 5 months in a row!! I would be honoured if you would follow my blog.

Thanks so much

Marie
skyejewels.blogspot.com

Marbella Designs said...

beautiful pieces! i espcially love the purple one, just lovely

Anonymous said...

Erin,
They are all unique and beautiful and your inspirational talent shines through, again. Autumn is my favorite time of year and you have given each piece a real feel of fall. Keep doing what you love, it really shows in your pieces.
Chris

Laura said...

Erin, You already know you are the greatest because I tell you the time! I love them all, even the names are amazing!! My favorite would be the last one, Autumnal Sun! You go girl!!

Heather Powers said...

I love them all Erin, but that is the best use of one of my 6-hole spacer beads that I've ever seen. You are a talent and marvel. I'm in awe this afternoon!

Jewelry By Jeannie said...

What a beautiful collection Erin.

Beverly said...

Erin I love what you did with the cuff bead, the nest and the mix of purples. The Only Bird in Town just stopped me in my tracks with a big WOWza!!

You are wonderful source of inspiration. Thank-you

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

So perfectly seasonal and I adore what you did with Heather's components!

Silver Parrot said...

Wow - you've been busy! What gorgeous pieces you've created, too!

Artisan Clay said...

Beautiful work! The women who wear these pieces are very lucky ladies!

Fundametals.net said...

Erin, all your pieces are lovely. I can't believe you got that cool copper pendant from Michaels!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

So gorgeous! My favorite necklace is Autumn Bonfires and my favorite poem is the one about the mixed up birdie. So cute you found poems to go with each piece. Very entertaining!

Jenny J. said...

I saw your birdie on Heather's blog and had to come check it out "in person"...it's gorgeous!!! Thanks for the inspiration this fine evening!

Greer said...

All stunners, Erin! I'd wear every single one in a heartbeat

peacockfairy said...

I love "The only bird in town"!!! Gorgeous!

lisaschaos said...

They are all great! I love the second one - well I love them all, but I think I really love all the little things to see in the second one!

Anonymous said...

Great use/design of elements. Midnight in the Garden is my fav.
sandi

Stacey said...

Absolutely beautiful work Erin! Just gorgeous unique creations. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Mel Mel said...

Mmmmm, they are are so lovely and dreamy. Truly wonderful. Mel Mel

Wilma Ham said...

They are stunning and I love how they are a visualization of the poetry. Beautiful, Erin.

Jannie Funster said...

Oh my gosh! You are so talented. And it seems all your life's a beautiful interwoven poem, thanks so much for sharing all with us, Erin.

xo

Riki Schumacher said...

Very nice pieces! Enjoyed them, look forward to more. Take care.

Cindy said...

Erin,
I'm the latecomer to this party, and wow am I just as blown away as everyone else!!! What a wonderful post, full of gorgeous jewelry. You have paired your way with words with such beautiful necklaces. Each one has so much character...you really showcased something unusual in each. My favorite though has to be "The Only Bird in Town".

Pearl Necklaces said...

Wow! Simply amazing. You are so very talented. And I love how much you love poetry and making jewelry, it really is a talent!

D'Arsie Manzella said...

Wow! These pieces are lyrical. Gorgeous work!

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