Adorn Yourself and Your Walls, was the idea that came to me when the sun was brilliantly shining into the studio. Rather than use the usual white background, I could pose the new bead jewelry on the newest watercolor series, October.

The fun part was setting it up and using the camera. Now it is down pouring rain, so I get to spend hours and hours working with the photos, so I can load to the website, blog, emails, social media, etc, etc. I’m drinking coffee.

First I put them together on the artwork, October 3 in such a way that it played with the shapes, lines and colors.

October Beads, necklaces by Kathleen O'Brien

October Beads, necklaces by Kathleen O’Brien

 

This is a detail of “Healing Necklace 18” and “Talisman for Bead-makers” (with some of the very last of my Mark L. Roberts beads) lying on October 3 watercolor.

October Beads, "Healing Necklace 18" necklace by Kathleen O'Brien

October Beads, “Healing Necklace 18” necklace by Kathleen O’Brien

Then I got caught up in the light and detail.

"Healing Necklace 18" necklace by Kathleen O'Brien

“Healing Necklace 18” necklace by Kathleen O’Brien

Then I got carried away with featuring the necklaces with the birds in each of the four watercolors, October 1-4.

October Beads, "Talisman for Beadmakers", necklace by Kathleen O'Brien

October Beads, “Talisman for Beadmakers”, necklace by Kathleen O’Brien

"Talisman for Songbirds", necklace by Kathleen O'Brien

“Talisman for Songbirds”, necklace by Kathleen O’Brien

October Beads, "Talisman for Shining", necklace by Kathleen O'Brien

October Beads, “Talisman for Shining”, necklace by Kathleen O’Brien

"Talisman for Fox and Rooster" necklace by Kathleen O'Brien

“Talisman for Fox and Rooster” necklace by Kathleen O’Brien

"Healing Necklace 19" necklace by Kathleen O'Brien

“Healing Necklace 19” necklace by Kathleen O’Brien

Finally, I started hanging them on the walls near the other artwork on display for the first time at the 13th Annual Autumn Open Studio.

 

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