Friday, April 03, 2009

New Bead Series: Surreal Rhythm

After accompanying me on the "Bead in Search of an Art Movement" journey, you'll be the first to see my new bead series which I've entitled "Surreal Rhythm." These beads have the flavor of surrealism in their rhythmic pattern. I chose a limited color palette for the first bead because I was developing the pattern and technique.



I really liked the pattern on this, preferring to melt in the dots rather than leave them raised. I didn't want added texture to the bead. I like the two colors but decided to see if I could add more color without losing the pattern.




The high contrast of yellow and blue in "Flame" is visually exciting. So I wanted to take this another step further and try another high contrast color combination.




The blue and orange-coral are cooler and more calming than the yellow and blue yet the rhymthm of the pattern keep things exciting. I'm going to experiment with more colors to see how many I can add and keep the pattern.

And I haven't forgotten about the free bead for comments! I'll be posting a winner for the very first Surreal Rhythm bead above tomorrow. I'll take all commentors from this week and pull a name out of a hat!


Have you enjoyed this week's journey? Do you have suggestions for additional color combinations? Tell me what you think!

15 comments:

sharon said...

These are outstanding Cindy, you've really captured the movement, surreal that is!! I especially like the 1st one, so simply stated! Me being more of an earthy type, i'd be curious to see a blue and green mixture, maybe lime green and light blue?!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Sharon,

You read my mind! I had the green glass rod on the workbench when I made these and thought the green would swallow up the brown. You know how green loves to gobble up other colors! But is worth a try. Maybe get something cool and unexpected!

Thanks for the comment!
Cindy

KatieN said...

Those are awesome beads! You can really get a sense of movement looking at them...I agree with Sharon - I would love to see greens and blues, too!

gaffergirls.com said...

love the blue and yellow bead...


so glad we popped in for a visit...
beautiful blog ...

mona & the girls

JustATish said...

I am slack jaw'd - beautiful

Shaiha said...

Oh my goddess! Those are just gorgeous. I am just feel the ideas flowing.

Lisa said...

Hi there! I am really in awe of these beads! I need to study and admire them a little more. There is just something about these that make me happy, excited, amazed...GORGEOUS!! These are truly works of art. I'd love to share these on my blog next week if you wouldn't mind. Thanks! Lisa C., www.abeadaday.blogspot.com

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Katie,

Thank you! Gonna try those greens and blues next week.

Cindy

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks for stopping by Gaffer Girls! Come back again! :-)

Cindy

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Tish - thank you!

Shaiha - thank you! Glad the new bead has started a creative flow! :-)

Cindy

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Lisa,

Yes, I think they are happy beads :-) I know I smile when I make them!

Yes, you have my permission to borrow pix and post on your blog. Look forward to reading it! Thank you!

Cindy

Jennifer Cameron said...

I love this style Cindy! Honestly, my favorite is the first one. I really prefer the simplicity of the 2 colors for that particular design. I know that sometimes when making a bead I fall into a trap of thinking more is more. But then when looking at other, simpler designs with fewer colors by other beadmakers, I have to remind myself that more is NOT always more. In the case of this really cool surreal design, I think less is more.

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Jennifer,

The two color palette sets off the design nicely, doesn't it? Thanks for your feedback.

Cindy

Miss Slick One said...

I'm kinda-sorta new to your blog - how do I order your beads?
Thanks :)
Phyllis in SC

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Phyllis,

You can order beads from my website:

http://www.cindygimbronebeads.com

Cindy