Jul 14, 2016

Art Bead Scene July Challenge

 "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.

For more info on the Art Beads Monthly Challenge, click here.


  1. This necklace is a great for the inspiration! Not just the color, but the shape of the dangle.

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    1. Thank you so much! I didn't even know about it until you commented. So excited!


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