Sunday, 14 October 2012

Brit Pack Beaders: Materials Reveal

Welcome back to the Brit Pack Beaders Design Team. Our latest challenge is well underway, with the final reveal happening on the 24th October - mark your diaries! Just in case you've forgotten who exactly we are, here's a quick recap.

from l to r: Lesley, me, ClaireJo and Bo




This time around, it was my turn to select our inspiration piece. I hunted around for a bit, but I eventually chose a piece by one of my very favourite artists - Margaret MacDonald. You may know Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer and artist, and one of the Glasgow Four, of whom Margaret MacDonald was also a part. MacDonald and Mackintosh were also married, and whilst you can very much see their mutual influence, each has a style of their own. I find MacDonald's use of colour and form simply mesmerising, and I hope that if you like the work I have selected, you will be inspired to seek out more of her art. 

Here is the piece I selected, The Red Rose and the White Rose:


(c) The Hunterian, University of Glasgow 2012

And without further ado, here are the beautiful materials I have to work with. 


Focals from Bo, stringing materials from Lesley, connectors/charms from Jo and accent beads from Claire. What a beautiful selection of materials to work with. Aren't you just the teeniest bit envious? ;-)

Where is the clasp, I hear you cry? Well, I am off for a very impromptu weekend at my parents-in-law, and it is true of me that if I can forget something, I will.....it is my job to provide the clasps, and the one I made for myself is currently sitting on the kitchen table at home......You'll just have to check out what I sent everyone else!


Please join us here again for our full reveal, on the 24th October. 


7 comments:

scotknit said...

Wow! Can't wait to see the result of this one. It's such a stunningly beautiful work of art. Margaret MacDonald has had so many imitators, but none can come up to the original. It is an expression of sheer pleasure in beauty. I have the feeling you will all be inspired by that vision.

Christals Creations said...

It did make me think of Charles M! But it is a very beautiful piece. I look forward to seeing the finished piece. :o)

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Rebecca,
The painting is stunning love the beautiful color hues and the texture, very nice inspirational piece. The goodies you get to create with are beautiful too. I will be back on the 24th to see what you and the others have created.

SmittenBeads said...

The inspiration is stunning as are your beautiful clasps Rebecca! I can't wait to get started and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can do them both justice.... here we go again....;0) xx

Malin de Koning said...

Lovely painting/piece you chose there Rebecca. And the materials put together by the group looks so inspiring. I saw the clasp on Claire's blog. Beautiful. Can wait to see what you all create. :-)

Janet Bocciardi said...

One of my absolute favorite - the Glasgow Four! I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

Robin Reed said...

I really love the inspiration you chose Rebbecca! I think you will have a wonderful time with the beads and all making a work of art! Can't wait to see it!

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