Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ABS May Challenge

Bowl of fruit, Violin and Bottle
Pablo Picasso
1914 oil on canvas
For more information on this months 
ABS challenge click here
Art Beads used: 
PC Pendant and PC Blue bird by Katherine Thompson,
Gemstone beads, Gunmetal chain and spacer.
Recycled Script Charm.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

ABS Winnings from T-Beads

I got some Happy Mail this week.
My winnings from April's ABS Challenge.
 I was randomly selected and
 this is what Tammy sent.
 I really love lampwork beads and
 I so admire Tammy's talent!
Having taken a lampwork bead class I have an
appreciation for the skills it takes to make these 
beautiful little works of Art!

Thank You ABS
and A big Thank You to 
Tammy of T-beads 
for the generous gift!

Monday, April 24, 2017

ABS ~ April Challenge

Landscape with Peacocks
by Paul Gauguin 
Oil on canvas 1892
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This is what I created with ...
Golem Design Studio Beads,
Nunn design toggle, 
Multi color square lampwork bead,
Tibetan coin bead with coral and turquoise, 
Turquoise (dyed) Riverstone 6mm beads.

I pulled out the Coral, Yellow and Mossy green
 from the painting.
The beads dictated the additional Teal color.
I like the mix metal of the antique brass 
and the bright silver.

If it wasn't for this Challenge I may have
never thought to use the Tibetan beads 
with the Golem beads.
I will call this a Happy accident.