Jan 14, 2014

Art Bead Scene Monthly January Challenge

Textile Design for Cretonne, 1928? 
by Lois Mailou Jones

One of my favorite challenges every month is put on by Art Bead Scene.  Every month they choose a picture to inspire a new piece of jewelry which has to contain art beads. 

I just love the picture that was put up for inspiration this month.  All the colors, both warm and cold, as well as the different shapes just drew me in. I had a lot of trouble trying to decide just what to focus on.  Once I sat down and thought about however it became clear what I kept focusing on was the black and blue leaf.  The shape really reminded me of a heart.  Once that was determined, the rest was easy.

The focal is by StudioJuls and has those wonderful black, blue and purple tones that I was drawn too.  I attempted to draw those colors out more by using kyanite and amethyst beads.  I then tied it all together using gunmetal chain and silver-filled wire.
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  1. Gorgeous! I would want to play with that tassel all day long. Thank you for playing along with our challenge :-)

  2. Lovely necklace. And what a playful tassel.


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