Sunday, January 25, 2009

A New Line.......Hand Painted Pendants

I've been working really hard on a new line of hand painted pendants...actually, I've been loving every minute of it too. You know I love to paint in miniature and these pendants, some rather impressionistic and some a bit abstract, have been wonderful to create.

Each painting is created on a sand dollar, sealed to keep the design beautiful and then made ready to wear or gift by adding on an 18" black cord.

I'll be working on many new ones in future weeks but these are the first results of painting on this beautiful, natural surface.

Sometimes I have a clear idea of what I would like to paint and other times, I just let the paint take the shapes it wants.

The "design sky" is really the limit with these, I just let my imagination go wild and see what the creative outcome will be.







These art pendants are available on my ETSY site: http://www.artfulcreations.etsy.com/ .

17 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
oh they are gorgeous!
i LOVE your new pendants!
xoxoxo
melissa

Cindy B said...

Ruth, they are so lovely!

Suzanne said...

These are beautiful! What a great surface to paint on and the perfect size for a pendant. Just wonderful Ruth!

NeereAnDear said...

Ruth these are absolutely beautiful!!! I love the idea!! The suface... quite creative!!

And the images are beautiful!

Nice job!
HUGS
JO

celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, Your new line of pendants are beautiful. I just love them. Sand dollars make a lovely necklace. I painted a few Christmas ornaments using them many years ago. They were the real large ones, and fun to work with. I love the ribbon cord you use and what a great variety of ideas. Your creative talents are really working in high gear!!
Just beautiful!!

Thanks for stopping by today and your sweet comments. We are iced in here in North Texas. BRRRR~~~ Great day to paint!
hugs, Celestina Marie

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth
Each and every pendant is beautiful!! Wonderful you enjoyed working on them. Hope your hydrangea painting's coming along well

Stay warm~

La Donna Welter said...

Ruth,
Your new pendant line is so very beautiful!
La Donna

Kathryn Bechen said...

Gorgeous! :) Kathryn

Abby Creek Art said...

Hi Ruth...these are beautiful and so unique. The abstract patterns especially catch my eye. Nice work...I think you'll do REALLY well selling these!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

Your new pendants are lovely - you continue to amaze me with your creative ideas for your art. I do not know how you can paint so small and so beautiful at the same time.

I love your new look and abstract backgrounds.

Have a lovely creative week.
Erin

The Rose Room said...

So pretty, so very pretty! Your blog is looking very pretty also! Rachaelxo

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Geeeeeorgeous! Ruth I love your use of colours, you combine them so very well. Please paint many more and make many people happy with your pendants!

Lynda ~ Among the Hedgerows said...

These are so pretty, Ruth! I particularly like the abstract ones ... the colours just seem to flow together so beautifully. Using sand dollars for your surface is a fabulous idea!

Can't wait to see your progress on the hydrangea wreath too!

xo,
Lynda

A wildlife gardener said...

These are exquisite, Ruth :) I love the ones you describe as a little bit abstract...they are so beautiful :)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Ruth,

These are just gorgeous! How's the hydrangea painting coming along?

Manuela

mosaicqueen said...

These are wonderful Ruth!!!
My fav is the Hummingbird!!!!!
Great Job!!!!!!!

Hugs!

Michelle

Donna said...

These are beautiful! Love them all.

Hugs,
Donna