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.


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Beautiful design and great use of the inspiration, Terri :)

Shaiha said...

Beautiful design! Those lampwork beads do seem to glow.

Sarajo Wentling said...

Really pretty design, Terri. I like that you focused on the softer shades and mixed the enameled bead with those lovely lampwork beads. Don't you just love how having a specific inspiration piece leads you to put things together that you never would have otherwise?