Sunday, November 23, 2014

ABS November Challenge

"Cattelya and Three Hummingbirds"
Painted in 1871 by 
Martin Johnson Heade
Served as the inspiration for 
Art Bead Scene monthly challenge.
I went with the softer hues of the painting.
 I finally used this lone C-Koop enamel bead.
Had it not been for this challenge... this bracelet 
would of never come into existence. 
I may have never thought to pair it up with
 these lamp work beads.
I like how totally by accident that the lampwork beads
seem to mimic the glow  
where the tree is and the Spanish moss. 
Just added a few Semi Precious round beads,
Ceramic rondelle beads and the oval Lampwork beads.
Miscellaneous Copper beads and findings 
helped to finish it off.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Earrings Everyday ~ November Challenge

This short film was this months inspiration.
Found on a site called Art-Spire.
This is a Student film that left us wanting more.

I found myself wondering why the artist called this film Nebula.
Nebula.... from the Latin meaning cloud.
Regardless of what the artist had in mind...
there was so much for this months inspiration
that Erin selected to draw from.

I thought of the pewter wing charms I had
that were gifted to me.
I paired them up glass beads with the cool dots
and antique silver Tierra cast post earrings.
A pretty strait forward solution to the challenge.
And then I thought...
how could I do something that would remind
me of the lavender cloud ...the mist surrounding the creature?
I came up with these...
The frosty Czech lavender drops
 and flower spacers did it for me.

Here is the link for more information about the inspiration

and her is the link to the Earrings Everyday blog
why not see what the other participants came up with.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Judith Billig Interview by Esfera

Give away, lampwork beads, glass beads, Judith Billig
Hop on over to read Esfera's  interview with
  Judith Billig
and there is a bonus