Thursday, July 30, 2015

ABS July Challenge

Still Life with Shells  1640
by
Balthasar van der Ast,  a Dutch Golden age Painter.
This 375 year old painting served as the inspiration 
for this months Art Bead Scene Challenge.
A muted color palate with pops of  yellows orange and reds.
Interested to learn more.... hop over the
 Art Bead Scene to read the full bio.

I stayed with the muted tones 
of the painting for my bracelet.
I did try adding the pops of color. 
Where it works in the composition of this painting.  
 It did not for me in this particular bracelet.
I went with the thinking
 "Just because you can doesn't mean you should."

The Art beads I used for this bracelet are:
Green Girl - pond button and Gaea's - ceramic bead.
My own handmade fish hook and a little wire wrapping.
Additional items used:
Sea Shells,
Carnelian round beads
 (remind me of the red berries in the painting), 
TierraCast conch charms, Lampwork beads,
Antique silver Bead caps and Misc beads.

Decided to do one more for the challenge.
Polymer Toggle by Me.
Misc .metal shell beads and  charms
with natural shells and glass pearls.
Similar toggles can be found in my Etsy Shop.

5 comments:

Ann Schroeder said...

I had to come to your blog to look at this bracelet again after seeing it on the ABS Pinterest page. Just lovely!

Terri said...

Awww thanks Ann ... you've made my day!

BluMoon said...

Lovely bracelets the pop of colour in the first one works so well and the second bracelet is a beach inspiration!
Jackie

Katherine Thompson said...

All masterpieces!!!

Terri said...

Thanks So much Jackie and Katherine!