Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Designs for the "Useful and Beautiful" Show...

{Updated publicity postcard for the show featuring my Naiade Earrings and a portrait by Merle Pace}
I just sent off the box of jewelry for the "Useful and Beautiful" show last week and I thought it would be fun show some of the designs with the paintings that inspired them. Several of the pieces are new, some are slightly older, but all happened to match a Pre-Raphaelite painting perfectly!
{The Crystal Ball Earrings with J.W. Waterhouse's "The Crystal Ball"}
{The Na├»ade Earrings with J.W. Waterhouse's "Hylas and the Nymphs" }
{The Lady of Shalott Necklace with J.W. Waterhouse's "The Lady of Shalott"}
{La Belle Dame Necklace with Frank Cadogen Cowper's  "La Belle Dame sans Merci"}
{The Sidonia Earrings with Edward Burne Jones's "Sidonia von Borke"}
And I'll close this post with a video of the incomparable Loreena McKennitt singing "The Lady of Shalott," a song she wrote based on the words of Alfred Tennyson's poem of the same name. I've been listening to Loreena's music a lot lately while I work. Enjoy!