I am pleased to announce the completion of my newest beaded mosaic fine art work, “Chords of Hera”. This unique work of fine art is a detailed miniature mosaic made with seed beads, Swarovski crystal and semi-precious stones instead of tiles, on a playable electric guitar.
Hera is the Greek goddess of faithfulness, marriage and women, and her familiar or magical animal, her sacred symbol, is the peacock. The goddess appears in profile on the guitar, and her hair is made from peacock feathers. “Chords of Hera” also features Swarovski crystal rhinestones, genuine moonstone and freshwater pearl beads.
“Chords of Hera” is intended to be displayed as an original work of fine art, but it is a fully playable electric guitar. The beadwork is durable. I have accidentally dropped some of my beaded pieces onto hardwood floors without damage. I am confident that a fine art guitar like “Chords of Hera” will stand up to normal playing conditions.
“Chords of Hera” will be on display for the next month at the art window on the King’s Street Tailor Shop. ”Welland really needs an art gallery. We have a lot of local talent that deserves recognition. I decided to open up one of my windows to local artists,” says Leilani Vanderveen, shop owner and Executive Director of ArtFest Welland. “People stop by my shop window at all hours to look at the art in the window. Brandi has been a long-time supporter of ArtFest Welland, and I’m excited to have this opportunity to display her unique talent.” I will be appearing in the ArtFest show at the Illuminaqua Jazz Festival on June 14-15 with other ArtFest Welland artists and I plan to display “Chords of Hera” along with other beaded and painted artwork.
Private viewings may be arranged, gallery and art dealer inquiries are welcome. I have released a number of images of “Chords of Hera” taken by myself and by Welland photographer T. Lee Kindy (contact info available on request). Hi-resolution photographs are available to qualified media on request.
Exciting news! I have sold the full series of 7 Chakra beaded mosaics! I actually had a “gentleman’s agreement” with the buyer before all seven pieces were completed. They are now complete though, and here they are:
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My newest beaded painting, the Heart Center Chakra, Anahata, four down, three to go! This square beaded mosaic is the symbol for the Heart Center Chakra, Anahata. It is the forth of a series of all seven Chakra symbols in beaded fine art, and features a Swarovski Rivoli Crystal, and numerous Aventurine beads in the inner circle . The original is on a square canvas, 12″ square by .5″ deep. The bead work extends to the edges and along the side of the canvas. Heart Center Chakra Anahata is an original fine artwork meant to be viewed and displayed without a frame.
This is the third in a series of seven beaded Chakra symbols, the Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra.
Thank you for visiting Jasmine’s Gallery. We were off line for a while due to a problem with our server, but the problem has been repaired. Unfortunately the problem was such that it was not possible to restore from our backups. So I have been redesigning the site as I have been loading things back into it. I also decided to turn the home page into a blog format. I will announce new works here as they are finished.
Since we are entering the Halloween season, I decided to start by adding my popular Pumpkin Carving Patterns back to Jasmine’s Gallery. A new set of twelve Zodiac Designs has been added, I have added political designs for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and I have set up the patterns under categories so they are easier to browse. I’m not crazy about the Romney piece, for some reason, his face doesn’t work well in my pumpkin technique. I may re-do a different pumpkin pattern for him if I can find a better picture to work from.
If you use one of these designs for your Halloween Jack-O-Lantern this year, I would love to have a picture. I’ll add it to this post and to the gallery page so others can enjoy your work. If you have a web page, I’ll link to it from your picture as well!