Friday, October 21, 2011

Deryn's challenge

Last week Deryn of Something Sublime posted a challenge on her blog - you can read it about it here. It was sparked by an inspiration room on Interior Alchemy. Head on over to Deryn's blog to see all the eye candy this inspired.

 
Well, I was inspired and wanted to play along, but I haven't finished my piece yet. Not quite... the necklace is still missing the closure. But I want to share my take on the inspirational challenge with you inspite of that.



Obviously, it was the mirror that sparked my take on this. I placed a distressed vintage piece of mirror behind a vintage belt buckle, layered a woman's image over it and finished it off with sari silk, lace, antique rosary beads, garnets and vintage glass nail head beads.

Thank you, Deryn, for the creative challenge - this was fun!

21 comments:

Diane said...

Beautiful work Renate! Love your layered focal...it does "mirror" the inspiration room Deryn used for her challenge ~ perfectly! Great job =)

Vintage Green said...

Love your take on the challenge.

lilylovekin said...

I see how you where inspired both by the mirror and the fabrics, you have made a lovely piece here. Have a great week-end.

Judy said...

Oh my Renate, how creative! The mirror you used is so unique! Your interpretative design is spot on!

TesoriTrovati said...

I love that ghostly image on the mirror! It is as if the lady of the room is haunting my dreams! Love that you were inspired to play along. Enjoy the day!
Erin

sharon said...

This is such a gorgeous piece! The pendant is fabulous with the cracked look......beautiful Renate!

SueBeads said...

Wow Renate, it's beautiful!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Beautiful! I love the colors in this challenge! Your piece is well done, the fibers are pretty and the pendant fits so well with the challenge.

maryharding said...

Your piece is lovely. Looks like it belongs in that room. I love the look of worn mirrors. Your lady looks great as the focal in your necklace.

mairedodd said...

wow! i had wanted to contribute to this one as well... deryn really picked a great image... and i love how you worked with the mirror - brilliant! i am so in awe of your imagination and ability to manifest your vision...

Deryn Mentock said...

Your piece is just lovely, Renate! Of course, I adore the colors. Thanks for participating!

Riki Schumacher said...

So beautiful Renate! Love all your textures and layers. Riki

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hello wonderful Renate! Sending joy and love across the waters! Blessings.

Chris said...

Lovely piece! Glad you shared your inspiration AND your work~~

In the Light of the Moon said...

I love your piece Renate!!So many wonderful elements to sit and drool over.Hugs,Cat

Barry said...

R-great conceptual response; and beautiful way you have drawn all the found bits together. B

Katalina Jewelry said...

The necklace is beautiful and the image on the mirror is amazing!

Luthien said...

wow!! that necklace is beautiful!! it's so ... antique ... like real antique. love the was you made the effects on the "glass" ... beautiful!!

Perlendistel said...

This piece is so beautiful!
love it and your blog backround looks great!

Esther said...

wonderful and mysterious!! love it!

Alice said...

How did I miss this one? I thought I visited all the participating artists.

This is such a lovely piece. The mirror really makes the piece unique, and I love the pretty gem dangles.