Feb 15, 2015

Art Bead Scene February Challenge

Amapolas, 1913
Illustration published in "News of Spring and Other Nature Studies
By Edward Julius Detmold
Watercolor, 208 by 124mm

I just love the picture chosen for our inspiration this month with all of its lovely reds, pinks and cream.  There also bits of green and purple which happens to be one of my favorite color combos but I decided to focus on the reds/pinks this month mainly because that is a color that I don't tend to use a lot.  Besides it is February.

I don't tend to buy totally into the February theme with the hearts and roses but as I was digging through my art beads, I ran across this wonderful focal from Marla's Mud.  And there were some rose beads to go with it!  How could I resist?

And I think that I am jumping onto the textile wagon.  Band wagon that is.   Isn't that a wonderful sari silk?  It was actually part of a kit that I received from Andrew Thornton for a challenge this Thursday but again I couldn't resist.  It was just the right color.

But you really came here to check out the art bead.  How about a close up?  Isn't the color glorious?  And just look at all the detail.

This necklace will be one of the prizes I will be giving away in the Spring Fashionista coming up next month so I hope you will come back to enter for a chance to win it.  And I hope that everyone had a great Valentine's Day.


  1. I LOVE this necklace. It's beautiful. The focal and the use of the roses, the sari silk...everything is just perfect!

    1. Thank you so much! First time I have used sari silk in such a fashion but it suited the windswept look of the inspiration pic.

  2. That is just gorgeous and screams romance! Love the details on Marla's pendant. I have had the pleasure of working with a few of her Fairy Houses, and her attention to detail is so spot on! Beautiful job!

  3. This is just beautiful. The focal is amazing, and the necklace you created compliments it perfectly. I love it.

  4. A gorgeous piece. I love the pendant and the chain with the silk.


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