Monday, June 22, 2015

Art Bead Scene ~ June Challenge

Feuilles 1928
By Seraphine Louis

This painting of leaves by Seraphine 
served for this months 
Art Bead Scene challenge.

I went a head and rented 
 this critically acclaimed movie
Invited Katherine T. who also like to participate 
in the ABS challenges to watch it with me.

My favorite part of the movie was
 how they portrayed her success.
In a way it reminded me of Shirley temple
 in the Little Princess.
Also when they showed her collecting 
pigments from various sources.
Something we are told she did not reveal.
So if that part in the movie of her collecting wax 
wasn't fictionalized...
We may know why these paintings 
have a waxy look to them.

For more information about the
 artist you can check out this link. to the ABS post.

I snagged this Bracelet connector by Susi Q Beads
 when I saw it on  
one of the ABS posts on Etsy finds. 
I love to make bracelets.
So I went for it!
Added a few Gaea beads and Vintaj leaves.
Along with some misc. beads and findings.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Earrings Everyday ~ June Challenge

Tide Pools... 
window between land and sea.
A 1986 National Geographic article caught
 Erin's eye for this months challenge.
You can read more about it here.
This is one of the images she 
posted for inspiration...
Illustrated by Theo Carreras
"Aged by the Sea"

Czech beads and some Mykonos Greek 
ceramic beads went into
 creating these for this months challenge.
Use this link to see 
what everybody came up with.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jewelry Stringing Magazine

Yeah I made it into the Summer issue
 of Jewelry Stinging Magazine.
 There I am ... No. 16
 Bluzy Druzy
I still get very excited when they
 accept a piece I created.
Now one to the next Challenge.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Epic Inspiration Jewelery Design Challenge

Melissa over at Bead Recipes is hosting
 the Epic Inspiration Jewelry Design Challenge.
For all the details check out this post link.
Downton Abbey is the TV series I selected.
The cast, the settings, the story lines have kept me as well 
as many others riveted over these past seasons.
I thought this piece would look great on Lady Rose.
It's traditional with a modern twist.
And that is how I would describe Rose.

When she appeared on the show I really
didn't know what to make of her other than
I knew she was going to spice things up a bit.
Apparently I wasn't the only one...

Jack,"Well she is quite a character."
Mrs, Hughes, " Lady Rose? That's one word for her."

Her necklaces are long but not too long.
So I followed suit with this one...
Here is a close up of the piece.
Items used:
Victorian Bezel setting with Shell cabochon, 
smooth coin and hex Hematite beads,
 turquoise Shell nuggets, Abalone shell oval beads,
Czech beads, Decorative rectangle puff beads.
Simple looping and metal chain.

Click on the link at the top of the post to see what the 
other participants select for their Epic Inspiration.