MaryHardingJewelry Bead Blog: Inspired by Pitcher Plants

Photograph by Eric Wentling  Pitcher Plants

Every thirty day period Eric Wentling choses a photograph to inspire his wife Sarajo.  She then shares it with the FB local community and asks us to play alongside with creations we make inspired her husband’s picture.

In this article is what Eric wrote about this month’s photograph of Pitcher Crops:
This month I chose a photograph from our current trip out to Ligonier, PA for the Allegory Gallery’s Inventive Camp.  Andrew Thornton directed us out to a nearby bathroom exactly where the carnivorous plants had been in entire bloom.  An entire subject of these pitcher vegetation and considerably lesser sundews stretched all-around us–natural beauty and savagery all wrapped up in one very small leafy offer.  The weird form, as nicely as the striated deep purple styles from environmentally friendly actually jumped out at me and I desired to see what a bunch of jewellery designers could pull off with this inspiration!
I could not resist the problem of these unique pitcher plants and the attractive colors they are sporting in their one of a kind garb.  So I am enjoying along.  This is my to start with time.

I was so enamored of these neat plants and the shade combo of burgundy and lime environmentally friendly that I went to work appropriate absent.
My to start with piece was a fern leaf in the pitcher plant palette.  I was operating in  polymer clay and have been considering that I broke my ankle a number of months in the past and could not have entry to my studio thanks to the stairs. I expect to get started doing work all over again in ceramic clay in Sept.

                                    Fern Leaf by MaryHardingJewelry  polymer clay

I was genuinely thrilled to try out modeling a pitcher plant from polymer clay.  I obtain that polymer is like magic for me when it will come to make 3 dimentional varieties.  Here is the very first pitcher plant I came up with:

                                   Pitcher Plant  Front View by MaryHardingJewelry

                                                   Pitcher Plant  Back View by MaryHardingJewelry

                                        Pitcher Plant  Side Perspective by MaryHardingJewelry

So much it does not have a stringing hole that would exhibit it suitable facet up.  I plan to include a stringing loop quickly.  This is a single of the points I like about polymer:  it can be modified way immediately after it is fixed by just curing all over again.

Then I manufactured a smaller sized pitcher plant that has a stringing loop.

The two pitcher vegetation together

I completely loved becoming inspred by the pitcher vegetation photo.  Thanks so a lot Eric and Sarajo.

I  hope you readers will choose a glance at the other creations in the links beneath.

Thanks so significantly for halting by!!


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