Recently I pulled out this sketchbook hoping for some inspiration for a new piece of jewelry. I found a drawing of a floral decoration from the Accademia Museum in Venice. I didn't note what it was, but I think it was probably a decorative element on an altarpiece frame. Here's the sketchbook page, and the flower I wanted to use is in the lower left.
And here are the resulting pieces of jewelry:
|A 1" wide flower pendant (I also made a smaller one that is 3/4" wide.)|
|Matching earrings with pale pink pearls|
The jewelry above is available in the "Flowers" section of my Etsy shop: www.annewalkerjewelry.etsy.com.
Who knows? Maybe some other new pieces will come from old sketches. Meanwhile, just for kicks, here are some other drawings from that sketchbook.
|Sketches from the Archeological Museum, Iraklion, Crete (Greece)|
|These sketches are from the Byzantine Museum in Athens (Greece). I actually made a pendant many years ago, inspired by the drawing in the upper left (see below).|
Now for some non-jewelry decorative sketches...
|From Durer's "Jesus Among the Doctors," Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, Madrid|
|A work by Goya in the Prado Museum, Madrid|
|Not sure what this was from, but it was a work in the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, Madrid|
|My beautiful Venice|