Monday, March 23, 2015

Operation tackle that bead stash ~ March Challenge

Picking one of the stories from the many, 
 Grimm's fairy tales
was our challenge for this month.
And creating something....
it can be anything as long as you use some beads. 

I went with Hans the Hedgehog.
Written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
 in 1812.
Written in a different Era for sure.
The story deals with things like
Rejection, Acceptance, Deceit, and Honor
The tale takes a detour ( to me )
at the part when Hans drives his now very large
 herd of pigs into the village and that anyone one who
 wants to can take part in the slaughter, could.
Why would they write this?
 ...I wish I could ask them.
Perhaps to show his father who had written him off,
that he could do something of value for others.

Illustrations By Sian Song

When he tells his father he is leaving ...again...
this makes the Father happy...again.
 But don't under estimate Hans.

Illustration By Sian Song

In the end it is all tied up in a pretty neat bow.
I love happy endings.
Happy Hans, Happy wife, Happy Father.

So this is what I came up with to represent the story.
Green girl studio hedgehog, a woodland toggle, 
and other miscellaneous glass metal beads.
These bumpy handmade Lampwork beads are
the handy work of Patricia Z. Venaleck.
Which add to the whimsical feel I was going for.

Thanks for looking if you would like to see what
the others who participated in this challenge did
just click here.
( at the end of the month )

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