June 19, 2024


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MaryHardingJewelry Bead Blog: Inspired by Pitcher Plants

MaryHardingJewelry Bead Blog: Inspired by Pitcher Plants

Photograph by Eric Wentling  Pitcher Plants

Each and every thirty day period Eric Wentling choses a photograph to encourage his wife Sarajo.  She then shares it with the FB group and asks us to engage in along with creations we make influenced her husband’s photo.

Here is what Eric wrote about this month’s photo of Pitcher Vegetation:
This month I selected a picture from our modern excursion out to Ligonier, PA for the Allegory Gallery’s Resourceful Camp.  Andrew Thornton directed us out to a close by lavatory the place the carnivorous vegetation had been in comprehensive bloom.  An total industry of these pitcher vegetation and considerably smaller sundews stretched all over us–natural beauty and savagery all wrapped up in one particular tiny leafy offer.  The strange condition, as perfectly as the striated deep crimson styles versus eco-friendly seriously jumped out at me and I desired to see what a bunch of jewellery designers could pull off with this inspiration!
I could not resist the challenge of these unique pitcher crops and the beautiful colours they are sporting in their one of a kind garb.  So I am taking part in alongside.  This is my first time.

I was so enamored of these interesting crops and the coloration combo of burgundy and lime green that I went to function ideal absent.
My first piece was a fern leaf in the pitcher plant palette.  I was operating in  polymer clay and have been considering that I broke my ankle quite a few months ago and could not have accessibility to my studio due to the stairs. I count on to commence operating once again in ceramic clay in Sept.

                                    Fern Leaf by MaryHardingJewelry  polymer clay

I was seriously excited to attempt modeling a pitcher plant from polymer clay.  I find that polymer is like magic for me when it will come to make 3 dimentional kinds.  Here is the to start with pitcher plant I came up with:

                                   Pitcher Plant  Front View by MaryHardingJewelry

                                                   Pitcher Plant  Back Check out by MaryHardingJewelry

                                        Pitcher Plant  Side Check out by MaryHardingJewelry

So significantly it does not have a stringing gap that would display it appropriate facet up.  I approach to insert a stringing loop shortly.  This is one of the matters I adore about polymer:  it can be modified way right after it is treated by just curing yet again.

Then I built a smaller sized pitcher plant that has a stringing loop.

The two pitcher plants jointly

I absolutely savored remaining inspred by the pitcher crops photograph.  Thanks so a great deal Eric and Sarajo.

I  hope you viewers will choose a glimpse at the other creations in the backlinks beneath.

Thanks so substantially for stopping by!!