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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Art Bead Scene Challenge January

One of my resolutions for growing my jewellery business this year is to start playing along with the Art Bead Scene monthly challenges every month as far as it is possible.  This year they have made everything a little easier by producing a very handy booklet/ work book which you can find here.  Looking through the selected artwork is a pleasure, and I look forward to creating my challenge pieces as the year progresses.

January's art work is Field of Flowers by Egon Schiele:


Although this fiery end of the spectrum often has me stumped, the inclusion of some earthy greens and the floral motif gave me the starting points for my design.

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In my art bead stash I had a pair of beautiful crusty lampwork bicones in a perfect olive green.  These are from one of my favourite UK bead makers, Josephine Wadman.  I have so many of her beads!

I created flower and leaf beaded tassels to go with them, and added some of my favourite copper bead caps to finish the look.

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I really like this style and plan to make a couple more earring pairs pairing lampwork beads and flower tassels, so if you like this design then watch this space!

If you would like to see some other designs inspired by this bright, joyous painting, please pop over to the ABS monthly challenge Pinterest board to have a gander.  It will be well worth the visit!

10 comments:

  1. I love your interpretation! The lamp work beads look like they "grew" in that field :) I love clusters, too!

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    1. Thank you :) I love those beads so much - may have to order some more as i miss having them in my stash! And yes clusters are so fun to do!

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  2. Jess, these are lovely! I, too, struggle using these bold colors. They aren't what I am usually drawn to. I actually had to order some new glass rods so I could make my lampwork beads this month :)

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    1. Thanks Heather :) I am trying to use more of these fiery colours to balance out all the blue and green in my shop! I almost always end up pairing them with more blue or green though, heh heh!

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  3. I agree with Rozantia, the floral charms do look like they grew in the field amidst the daisies

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    1. Thank you! I do love organic looking things that seemlike they grew in the Earth :)

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  4. I like how you took the compact nature of the partings flowers and interpreted it with your beautiful cluster earrings!

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    1. Thanks Terri :) I do like this look and think I will do more!

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  5. Lovely earrings with lots of dangle and jingling sounds
    Mona

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    1. Thanks Mona, I must say I have a penchant for noisy jewellery!

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