Monday, November 13, 2017

ABS November Challenge

 the Bourchardon Mill
by Armand Guillaumin
1906 oil on Canvas.
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For the soft sky..I used a Gaea bead as my art 
bead for this piece.
I also used some Unicorn beads to represent the 
reflections on the water.
Went with a coin shaped focal gem stone bead
 that had the soft violet shades from the painting.
Various Czech glass beads, a geode bead
and antique copper findings 
were also used to pull it all together.

Monday, October 23, 2017

ABS October Challenge

Madame De Pompador
by Francios Boucher
1756
served as this months inspiration.
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I had been hoarding a bracelet bar from 
Earthenwood Studios.
I added plenty of delicate charms to contrast the 
 bold shape of the bracelet bar.
So happy to use up so many of my beads on this.
I went with various styles and colors of
Czech glass beads.
Green aventurine and goldtone bugle beads.
and a little silk bow.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ABS July Challenge

Tiger in tropical storm 
By Henri Rousseau
 1891 oil painting
Served as this month Art Bead Scene Challenge.
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My art beads is this terrific link by SuzieQ beads 
and these yummy green lampwork beads 
that I won from Kerry of Celtic Craft Designs.
Additional beads are Unicorn lampwork beads 
Green jade beads, Misc. bead with Copper findings 
and Vintaj charms.