Thursday, March 29, 2012

Forms...the power of knots... Modele si forme...

Two years ago I was studying forms through knots combinations.... I haven't used yet.... I am very interested to create-reproduce ANY form and volume  through my technique of knotting....My challenge  now is to make FLAT beads! The patterns and combinations of shape and color of beads can be ..infinite ...but the form remain the flat beads it will make interesting task! Smooth and irregular shape ! I love it! I take the bet...with myself!

Multe din motivele create acum doi ani, inca asteapta sa fie folosite cumva intro compozitie inreresanta!
Provocarea actuala este sa creez, cu ajutorul tehnicii cu noduri, margele flate!

I am still working on more motives for my project....
samples of new forms

shapes on red and gold like threads

accepted  forms 

flower -two tone 
Cautarile pentru formele potrivite...continua!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The research continue...searching for paths of spring

A small collection of beaded beads, large size , that I've made recently... Spring air.... a direction?... Not yet!
Working with knots, in a original plan must be logical and orderly. I have no patterns to follow; I have to DISCOVER them... Trying on error, again and again until a desired shape come out! I have to write down all information; knots that I've used, NR of threads, length,  steps, sequence of ; everything has to come out under my control not by chance....
I have to master the technique so every part, motive, shape, size, trim and functional parts like bails, connections that are incorporated on the design- all can be reproduced  to the smallest detail. For me designing with knots means control, innovation and challenge !
I have to know where I am standing  comparable with the other techniques - what's my strength and my week points.... As I work, knotting every day.... the challenge is moving to combination of knots arise and therefore  more possibilities... the process of knotting  become the focus...not the product!

Large size beads

Tub shape beads 
THE RESEARCH CONTINUE...I have done more motives; the connection and size is very important....I will posted soon!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Still playing with and designing with knots...

Still playing with parts for the next project..... The dimensions of the ones that I already done...are not I am still researching...      

Designing with knots mid time I found I picture... a old one..I can't believe-it that 8 years past by....At that  time I was knotting with silver beads only..... I have done a lots of pieces in black and silver beads only... My interest was on combination of styles... lengths, new shapes...I like to study the impact of a new style from...far a way... to the viewer point of view... Zooming is not always .... in style!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

!♔Directory Blogspot♔!: Europe Roumanie

!♔Directory Blogspot♔!: Europe Roumanie
Dear Chris, thank you for your recent comment on my blog and the invitation to participate to!
It is a great idea that you had to put all this blog together! I am sure that I lots of people will join!
Best regards from Romania!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Some general aspects of design - Desenul - aspecte generale

This material has not presented in a meaning of tutorial. Is just a list of  important points in designing, planning or judging a planned design. It is important for me to act accordingly to those principles.
Hope that it will be a good review for anyone who works with designing jewelry.
Through my entire career as a designer  I had a lots of books; one that I loved and used  the most was: Handbook of Decorative Design and Ornament by Mary Jean Alexander., from which I have extracted some definitions. 

Design- and - Decorative design- are not the same.
Design means the creation of a plan for the making of any object that is intended to have aesthetic merit and  if necessary, function properly. Two aspects are involved: the utilitarian and decorative.
Decorative design , is not a thing in itself - it decorates something else.It requires space and choice of line, form ( used two-dimensionally), and sometime color or value, arranged in a pleasing and orderly manner.
Decoration and ornament should be used only when they add to the appearance of whatever they are intended to decorate. It should strengthen and emphasize the original design idea and never compete with it.
Decorative design is divided in two categories:
1. Decorative motifs
2. Systems of arrangements or patterns.
The aim of a designer is to make a good design.
Good design is achieved on the basis of principles and elements commons to all art.
Anyone who works with design , must know and thoroughly understand  them , and to be able to apply them  correctly
They are: unity, harmony, emphasis, subordination and dominance, contrast, variety, rhythm, balance , scale and proportion, line and form; the importance of value.

Unity - is achieved by a choice and an arrangement of parts that produces a single, orderly whole.
Every part is disposed to unite with the whole that it may thereby escape its own incompleteness.
Each part must be essential in itself, and at the same time add to the total effect. A definite center of interest    that sets the character of the design will help to assure a unified design. repetition and similarity will often create unity, but to much of either can make a design uninteresting or monotonous.
Harmony - means the restful relationship of parts to one another and requires a balancing of straight, curved and diagonal lines when used together.
Emphasis - including Dominance and Subordination
Emphasis- requires that one idea of design theme be dominant. Dominance is the effect of superior importance.The design should be planned so that the eye is irresistibly drawn to the basic theme, with the rest of the design seen in order of importance. Emphasis is imperative to unity. Subordination is the effect of inferior importance.
When working out a design, a good method is to start by evaluating the material to be used in order of importance, and decided the beginning what it will be the center of interest. Then determinate how important each subordinate part will be.
Contrast  - the purpose of contrast is to make one line, form,value or color stand out more sharply when using against another, giving more emphasis.
Variety - is the lack of sameness - a combining of different ideas and qualities.It used to furnishing vitality, and sometime excitement  to a design. 
Rhythm -is a disciplined movement, with a recurrence of strong and week elements - the measured repetition of accents. Rhythm results when all parts of a design are perfectly coordinated.
There are three general ways of achieving rhythm in design: 
1. through the repetition of the line, form pattern,value or color;
2.through progression of size or shape
3. by means of a continuous basic line.
Repetition is marked by a recurrence of patterns or accents, separated by space or different patterns.
Progressive rhythm requires a gradual increase or decrease in the size or shape of a design
Continuous line rhythm is made mainly of curves and usually gives a flowing effect.
Balance -denotes the equilibrium of elements. in design requires a harmonious arrangement of parts around a center or central axis, giving the appearance of equal distribution. lack of balance gives a feeling of restless which make the viewer uncomfortably , although he may not realize why. It is the quality that people react to instinctively. it is absolutely essential to unity. There are two kinds of balance: symmetrical or formal and asymmetrical or informal. Symmetrical balance requires the equal division of form, size and arrangement of parts. Asymmetrical balance- also called optical or occult, creates a sense of equilibrium by the arrangement of two sets of forms of different size and shape - or value or color- on either side of an axis, so that they seem equal in importance.
Scale and Proportion-  relative qualities -are easiest to understand if taken together.Scale indicates a size relationship, proportion a shape relationship.Good scale requires that the sizes of all parts of design be related in a satisfying way. Good proportion has areas sufficiently alike to have something in common and still different enough to be interesting.
Line and Form -line and form , with color and value, provide the basic components of decorative design.
Any design- flat or three-dimensional, requires space; line supplies the simplest element of design.
Form is the shape of an area or three-dimensional volume, as defined by the lines that give it a distinctive appearance. An object is recognized and identified by its form.
Value- When color is used, its value influences the total design effect. value is the degree of lightness or darkness in a color.
More shapes and parts
Parts, shapes , motives

Prop.1 - no balance

Prop.2 - !?

Prop.3 -no balance 

Prop.4 - no balance, no rhythm
Prop.5 - no symmetrical balance

Prop.6 - no emphasis
Prop.8 - no harmony

Prop.7 - ??!

Prop.9 - !?

Prop 10 - no balance , harmony of shapes

Prop.11 - better balance

Prop.12 - balance, good harmony, progressive  rhythm

Progressive rhythm- size and color

Progressive rhythm 
With all this principle in mind, I will present my latest parts , shapes and motives .All parts are created on the  technique of beaded beads with knots. The thread is a silver color metallic cord and clear and blue color 4 mm beads.
  The decision that I will take will be accordingly with the design principle. I think it will be!
I will like to hear your opinion as far is the choice of proposals...existing ...or yet to discover!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The evolution of my work... Evolutia muncii mele...

One picture is worth a 1000 words!
Si daca o fotografie reprezinta 1000 de cuvinte ...atunci si eu pot vedea evolutia muncii mele de la inceput pina ..astazi!
I really enjoyed the development of this art technique over the years and have created a process that is worth sharing!
Beginning-mesh work with knots and silver balls

La Belle Epoque... by gone times...

Last discovery.. Pear shape with frame -all knots-study
M-am bucurat de a lungul anilor de evolutia unei tehnici ornamentale care merita sa fie impartasita!
I have a preference for romantism, a love for craftsmanship, a pursuit for recognition…a feel for nostalgic elegance…
Prefer stilul romantic, ador migala, caut recunoasterea...  cu sentimentul nostalgic al elegantei de altadata...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Peyote rope, spiral tube - Snur rasucit

Continuare la Postul precedent,
Cu patru ani in urma , ma-am ocupat mai de aproape de acest tip de tipar si am gasit citeva modele interesantepe care le prezint in urmatoarele fotografii.
Nu am folosit in multe desene acest model si cred ca doar am "zgiriat suprafata".... Sint foarte multe desene ce pot fi facute daca variem: culorile, dimensiunile  firelor si margelelor si mai inportant numarul firelor.
Idea este ca nu numai sa executam corect desenul conteaza ci si folosirea corecta a proprietatilor produsului obtinut; Astfel flexibilitatea, acuratetea curburii rezultate din portiunea de tub folosit, inchiderea corecta  sint elemente cheie pe care trebuie sa le studiem inainte de a incepe un desen-compozitie.
Personal, in tehnica mea cu noduri - fie in mesh- fileu sau RAW -urzeala de tesut am gasit putin mai greu de adaptat si am ramas la primele desene- simple de repetitie a unui step- pas de lucru.
Mai mult am folosit -step-pas- la margele tubulare drepte si curbe si alte elemente mici; Lungimea excesiva, a firelor, necesare unei lucrari face, ca acest desen sa fie folosit mai putin. Amintesc ca in acst model-pattern nu putem inadi - adauga lungime firelor  fara ca sa fie vazut!
Sase fire 4+2;  bile de argint 4, 6 mm
Sase fire 4+2 ;bile de argint 4; 6mm

Aceste  fotografii reprezinta coliere de tip choker; modelele derivate din schimbarea firelor- dimensiuni si culori si numarul lor: patru fire si sase fac ca rezultatul sa fie diferit. Inchizatorile sint proprietatea- Madlook , desenate special pentru acest proiect-concept. Inchiderea se face cu inchizatori de argint , simple folosind noduri speciale. Datorita firelor - de tip satin acrylic lucrarile sint deosebit de resistente si flexibile.In postari viitoare am sa prezint citeva modele interesante de margele executate in aceasta tehnica.  

Sase fire 4+2 ; bile de argint 4-6mm

Bratara 2 + 2 fir

Bratari-variatii culori - 5 fire, argint

Jumatate tub - cu 5 fire

Bratara 4+1 fire

Bratara 1/2 tub 5 fire , argint

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spirala - tip peyote - cu noduri

Acest tip de spirala , cunoscuta din portul traditional oltenesc inca de acum 100 de ani, a fost interpretat in maniera diferita, prin tehnica nodurillor. In acest sens posibilitatile sint numeroase, dupa schimbarile care se pot face in dimensiunile margelelor, a firelor  si a numarului de ate angajate intr-o piesa. Astfel pot aparea, forme tubulare de stip sfoara-rope, graduata, flata si jumatate de tub.
Firele fac parte din desen si por aparea  modele drepte sau cu textura...
Acest tipar se foloseste in forme lungi pentru gIt , bratari si cercei. In forme scurte pot forma desene intersante pentru margele. Inconvenientul acestui tip de model este ca firele sint ciontinue; ele nu se por pt un model de colier  avem nevoie de aproximativ  3.50 m de fir numai pentru un fir.... la patru fire... devine greu de lucrat.... Avantajele sint cunoscute : usor de purtat, desen clasic, usor de executat...
Spirala , intrerupt, graduat cu textura, grup 
Jumatate tub-variatii

Asemanarea este evidenta cu alte tehnici de executie al acestui tip de tipar: cu peyote, spirala tub, rope.....
Abordarea cu noduri in acest model nu prezinta avantaje estetice inportante,  dar se remarca o resistenta deosebita oferita de fir si nodul in sine.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mesh style patterns -Fileul simplu si variatii

Conceptul pe care l-am dezvoltat de-a lungul acestor ani a avut la baza tiparul de fileu simplu.
Mesh style - Fileu din noduri
Acest concept f simplu a fost facut la inceput cu noduri - mai mici sau mai mari ca sa pot schimba "pasul" lucrului. Rezultatul a fost ca se pot creia forme curbe care sint bine controlate ; se lucreaza in sensul acelor de ceasornic. Foarte fofositor pentru desenul colierelor pentru ca confera un comfort sporit si unitate de executie.
Sensul de lucru-avans- va fi un element foarte inportant. Variatii ale acestui sens poate schimba tot tiparul.
Telul meu a fost sa pot CROI prin noduri forme precise , flate si la dimensiuni determinate.
 .Elementele decorative au venit cu ajutorul margelelor si combinatiile de fire. Combinatia de noduri ofera o mare varietate si multitudine de tipare, texturi si forme. Urmatoarele fotografii sint facute in urma cu multi ani...Imi cer scuze daca nu sint tocmai artistice...
Variatii de culori la fire
Prin noduri se poate determina forma generala a lucrului: dreapta sau curba; acentele cu margele delimiteaza  cimpul de lucru sau formeaza grupuri de elemnte  Adaugarea de margele lumineaza si infrumuseteaza lucrul; Modelele create au evoluat , functie de numarul de fire, pare sau impare, de combinatia de culori a margelelor, firelor si motivelor decorative.

Curb desen

Flat desen

Colar executat in fileu cu argint si margele colorate

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fileul si tehnica cu noduri

Dezvoltarea tehnicii prin noduri a inceput in anul 2000 si s-a dezvoltat si inbunatatit pina astazi.
La baza am avut ca tehnica initiala - FILEUL. Am cautat singura sa dezvolt  aceasta idee prin incercari practice care au condus la o intreaga modalitate noua de a lucra. Rezultatul este asemanator multor alte tehnici , ex. peyote, dar modalitatea de executie difera. De formatie , desenator de bijuterie fina, am imaginat acest nou concept ca o alternativa a acestora, dar cu mai multa flexibilitate si usurinta de executie.
Nodurile folosite , in mare cunoscute, difera prin felul de executie practica si altele descoperite de mine in procesul de lucru. Am vrut sa creez piese de ornament  flexibile, versatile si cu o variata modalitate de folosire.
Versatilitate ...functionala...
La inceput lucrul a fost flat si s-a bazat in mare pe fileul clasic si am insistat in modalitatile de folosire a piesei.
Evolutia lucrului...
Prezint mai jos citeva fotografii care sugereaza tehnica de lucru in progres, si posibilitatile de folosire.

Diferite lucrari pe acelas concept

Bine inteles ca pina am ajuns la aceasta fost multe cautari, rataciri si studiu.....