Seems like I'm always posting something about where I get my inspiration, and this time it's kind of funny.
The first inspiration struck when I was looking through my new supply of opaque delica beads (Fire Mountain Gems really loves me) and realized that some of the colors looked just like the colors of the fiesta dinnerware my grandmother used to have. Sadly, I don't have any of those old dishes; but I decided to make a tubular peyote pendant using a bunch of those opaque beads. I took my Fiesta Stripe pendant outside so I could get some photos of it, and I decided to use this wooden hand for some of them.
So there's one bit of inspiration... fiesta dinnerware.
Now here's the second bit. That wooden hand. I love wood. Our house (which we built) has oak flooring and trim, hickory cabinets, an oak fireplace/mantel, loads of wooden furniture, and even a collection of wood carvings (some of which were made by my very talented grandfather) and wooden vessels and bowls. I've been known to take pictures of driftwood, knots in fenceposts, and all sorts of things. Yep. I love wood.
So the wooden hand gave me the idea to create a beadwoven cuff with a wood pattern. I have no idea what type of wood this would be, so the cuff is called Faux Bois (French for fake wood). Pretty cool, eh?
I don't really have an inspirational story to go with the newest ndebele rope in my shop, Devilish Twist. I just like making these, and the red and gray beads seemed destined to be together.
Where do you get your inspiration? I'd love to hear from you!