Friday, August 21, 2009

Art Nouveau: Stile Floreal Sunflower

I so love the Art Nouveau style and have wanted to create beads and pendants in the style - I just haven't quite found the right note until now. Bronze metal clay has been the right medium for this particular song. I've shown you the process of working with bronze metal clay and then the mold making This is the lovely culmination of all of that - new bronze pendants and connectors.



The period between the late 1800's and World War I was a time full of "new art" (Art Nouveau). Characteristic of the style is undulating lines and forms, each named after the objects which inspired them. Here, the organic form which inspired this pendant is an antique French button in the "Stile Floreal" (floral style) of a sunflower. The curves are known as "the whiplash" which describes the sharp turns in the lines.



I'm much more organized with this new series than before because I have them up on my website already! YAY for organization!! Usually, I blog about them and then put them up but I've made up my mind that from now on, every new bead and pendant will be up on my website by the time I blog about them.

9 comments:

Silver Parrot said...

That's a lovely piece. The bronze clay seems to be a great medium to create with.

rosebud101 said...

That is so pretty, Cindy!

TesoriTrovati said...

I can attest that Cindy's bronze art clay is lovely...she gifted me one of her first experiments. I love Art Nouveau! I love this stylized flower too. Very delicate and intricate. Love it! Enjoy the day! Erin

Cyndi L said...

Lovely piece, Cindy! I'm totally in love with CopprClay as well as the BronzClay :-)

Gail W. said...

Oh my gosh!Cindy,the pendants are absolutely beautiful.I'm trying to save money,but sometimes I see something I love and this is it.You are so talented!

Gail W. said...

I love this pendant.I just bought one and I feel happy!Thanks,Cindy

N said...

I like your work and blog very much !

Regards

N

Lorelei said...

These are so romantic- I love em!

Jeannie said...

Erin You Lucky Girl!
Cindy that's the best way to showcase new stuff. Blog and website in tandem.

On my way over to your website. Great Work Cindy..again.