New Paper and Bead Artifacts

This week I finished some paper and bead artifacts that have been in process for a while. One reason I like opening my studio four times a year, is for the deadline effect. I love creating the work, the creative challenge, for myself because I know I’ll always be accountable to myself to finish what is started.

© Kathleen O'Brien, "Anasazi Doorway", watercolor, drawing, petals, collage

© Kathleen O’Brien, “Anasazi Doorway”, watercolor, drawing, petals, collage

 

Healing Necklace 13, antique bead necklace © Kathleen O'Brien

Healing Necklace 13, antique bead necklace © Kathleen O’Brien

There are some ultra special antique fancy Venetian beads in Healing Necklace 13, like the six color, with aventurine bead below and the five colored naturalistic one above.

In the center is an antique Ethiopian silver pendant surrounded by antique Venetian fancy and feahter beads, turquoise, pearls and silver.

Healing Necklace 13, detail, antique bead necklace © Kathleen O'Brien

Healing Necklace 13, detail, antique bead necklace © Kathleen O’Brien

 

Healing Necklace 12, antique Mother of Pearl & silver teething ring & vintage Mother of Pearl beads © Kathleen O'Brien

Healing Necklace 12, antique Mother of Pearl & silver teething ring & vintage Mother of Pearl beads © Kathleen O’Brien

There are twelve new cards from Atlas of the Year art, below is one of three sets.

Atlas Card Set 2-© Kathleen O'Brien, details from Atlas 2 Taurus-Spring, 5 Leo-Summer, 8 Scorpio-Autumn, and 11 Aquarius-Winter

Atlas Card Set 2-© Kathleen O’Brien, details from Atlas 2 Taurus-Spring, 5 Leo-Summer, 8 Scorpio-Autumn, and 11 Aquarius-Winter

 

Talisman for Joy, 5 detail,antique bead necklace © Kathleen O'Brien-op

Talisman for Joy, 5 detail,antique bead necklace © Kathleen O’Brien-op

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