Sunday, November 23, 2014

ABS November Challenge

"Cattelya and Three Hummingbirds"
Painted in 1871 by 
Martin Johnson Heade
Served as the inspiration for 
Art Bead Scene monthly challenge.
I went with the softer hues of the painting.
 I finally used this lone C-Koop enamel bead.
Had it not been for this challenge... this bracelet 
would of never come into existence. 
I may have never thought to pair it up with
 these lamp work beads.
I like how totally by accident that the lampwork beads
seem to mimic the glow  
where the tree is and the Spanish moss. 
Just added a few Semi Precious round beads,
Ceramic rondelle beads and the oval Lampwork beads.
Miscellaneous Copper beads and findings 
helped to finish it off.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Earrings Everyday ~ November Challenge

This short film was this months inspiration.
Found on a site called Art-Spire.
This is a Student film that left us wanting more.

I found myself wondering why the artist called this film Nebula.
Nebula.... from the Latin meaning cloud.
Regardless of what the artist had in mind...
there was so much for this months inspiration
that Erin selected to draw from.

I thought of the pewter wing charms I had
that were gifted to me.
I paired them up glass beads with the cool dots
and antique silver Tierra cast post earrings.
A pretty strait forward solution to the challenge.
And then I thought...
how could I do something that would remind
me of the lavender cloud ...the mist surrounding the creature?
I came up with these...
The frosty Czech lavender drops
 and flower spacers did it for me.

Here is the link for more information about the inspiration

and her is the link to the Earrings Everyday blog
why not see what the other participants came up with.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Judith Billig Interview by Esfera

Give away, lampwork beads, glass beads, Judith Billig
Hop on over to read Esfera's  interview with
  Judith Billig
and there is a bonus

Winter Challenge

 another fun challenge for the month of November.
Winter Icicles have always been a childhood memory.
Houses seemed to be decorated with these frozen treats.
And when the sun came out they would glisten.
Relatively clean to us as kids...we would snap one off and lick them,
until Mom would come out and yell us not to eat them.
"They're Dirty!"
For this pair of earrings 
I went with wire wrapped teardrop forms 
using silver lined seed beads.
 Rock crystal chips and heart beads
 for the center drop.
 My attempts to be creative with the photography...
... was a hit and miss.
 I even tried placing them on the newly fallen 
November snow.
Well thanks for looking.
At the end of the month we'll be able to see 
what the other participants came up with.
Just hop over to 
Operation Tackle that Bead Stash!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sweet Winnings!

Back in October I stumbled on a new blog
Who does interviews with bead artists from time to time.
Such as Gaea, Kylie Parry, Linda Newman to name a few.
Last month it was Vlad and Kremena 
from Golem Design Studio.
And these wonderful artists contribute to
 a giveaway.
I was beyond thrilled to learn I had won 
Octobers  giveaway for a $25 voucher.
I picked out a pendant and 3 sets of bead to 
go with beads I already have from Golem.
There is a little glaze glitch on the pendant but
 I think that may just be part of the process.
I can hardly wait to start making something with these.
When I do
 I will share it with you all that visit this blog.

A Special Thank You
Esfera and Golem Design Studios!