"Fireworks at Ryogoku (Ryogoku Hanabi)"
No. 98 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 8th month of 1858.
By Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando)
Woodblock print, Sheet: 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (36.2 x 23.5 cm)
So far, I have been doing pretty well about coming up with a design for the wonderful inspirational pictures and paintings that Art Bead Scene puts up every month. Some months are a definite challenge and this month's fit into that category.
I enjoy working with the darker colors but I just didn't have anything that seemed to suit, That is until I looked at one of the large hollow beads I had picked up from one of this month's sponsors, Hollowlogy. I also picked up the inspiration for this design from one of my other favorite beading blogs, Art Elements Jewelry.
All in all, I am pretty happy with this design and I will probably end up embellishing more chains in this fashion.
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