About Me

Lindsay M Starr is a beadwork and mixed media artist currently based in Nashville, TN. She spent her early childhood in Alaska, and her school age and college years in Oregon. Lindsay has a great appreciation for history, science, and nature and is consistently inspired by insects, sea life, color, and the significance of beads and beadwork throughout human history. She spends her days beading, walking at the zoo, and practicing yoga. Lindsay loves to share her knowledge and passion for beads and beadwork to hobbyists of all skill levels.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Art Jewelry Elements Headpin Challenge August 2016

This month's challenge over at the Art Jewelry Elements blog, was to use artisan headpins in a piece.  I was at a loss for ideas until the very end - and somehow ended up having a complete blast cramming as many small artisan components into this piece as I could.  I call it Whalepin:
I started out with an enameled copper whale component by Knoxville, TN, artist Susan Bernard.  I thought it went well with the bubble-like lampwork headpins from Jen Cameron, and decided to use mostly copper wire and chain to assemble the rest of the necklace.
Here you can see Jen's headpins closer - along with some additional dangles made from itty bitty vintage glass headpins in raspberry pink.  The links are mad from the headpin wire, and linked together with copper jump rings.
For the dangles around the whale, and the opposite side of the necklace strap, I used more lampwork headpins and beads from Sue Kennedy, enamel components by Anne Gardanne, local and unknown artist lampwork beads and a flower headpin, plus lots of fun vintage Japanese glass beads. 

I'll try to get some better pictures of this piece this weekend!  I ran out of daylight and had a hard time getting anything usable today, so I'll try to update both here and on Facebook as soon as I have something better. 

I hope you'll hop along and check out all of our participants this month!  Have fun!

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