Monday, December 7, 2015

ABS December Challenge

PARIS
by
Maria Helena Vieira do Silva
1951
For more details about the Artist and the paintings check out this
For this month's challenge 
I had local bead maker and friend
Katherine Thompson, 
Custom make some faceted PC rondelle beads 
in the soft clay colors of the painting. 
She went above and beyond creating 3 tones.

I also selected from here plethora of metal finding this 
Heart link and Pendant with a subtle embossed grid.
I easily turned the heart link ono a clasp 
with my own recycled copper staple fashioned into a hook.

(The pendant is still on the bead board,
waiting for just the right idea.)

Paired her beads with the bead I won from 
Heather Wynn Millican of Swoondimples.
I went through several design layouts before I settled on this one.
Adding just a few pops of the yellow like the painting.
Even the rusty orange with the silk ribbon.

6 comments:

Shaiha said...

Such a lovely bracelet! I am still trying to figure out what to do with this month's challenge as don't work with pastels.

Terri said...

I hear ya...I'm confident you will rise to the challenge. Thanks for the kind comment, Shaiha!

Katherine Thompson said...

Fantabulous! You did a great job, thanks for using my beads!

Terri said...

Thanks. So glad you liked it. Your beads really matched the monthly challenge so well! Next time when I'm stuck for beads I know who to come to. (smile)

beadlove said...

I really like this bracelet. Those faceted polymer beads are great with all the other components you chose. You're right on trend for the 2016 colors of the year!

Terri said...

Thanks you so much!