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Friday, August 12, 2011

ABS August Challenge-Illustration for American Cresent Cycles, 1899

 This poster was an Illustration for American Cresent Cycles, done in 1899 by Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell.

I love the colours and the style of this illustration... but once I started playing with glass I just kept seeing the windblown tree silhouettes in the background! Once the focal was done... I dug through my extensive hoarded collection of vintage lucite to come up with a 'chain' to hang the bead from. The lucite is knotted between each grouping and theflameworked glass focal bead is enclosed in a copper frame with an enameled copper bead to set it off!


kath001 said...

At first I could only see the beaded chain on my monitor, and had to scroll down to see the focal bead...I actually gasped! That is absolutely stunning.

Islandgirl said...

Thanks so much! I forgot to menton that I'm not actually colour blind.. I can tell the difference between purple and black... but not in thin stringers wearing didinium glasses on a foggy day!... Anyway I liked the way the purple foliage looked so I quit!

Pricilla said...

Another stunner.

Jo said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Tracy said...

That pendant is gorgeous...and your design perfect for this month's challenge.