Sunday, January 27, 2013

Art Bead Scene Monthy Challenge - January!

I've never really had a chance to take part in one of the Art Bead Scene monthly challenges before due to one factor or another but this time I managed to make time for it. And here it is!

Black Peacocks with Japanese Persimmons
Jessie Arms Botke, 1940
Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel
32 x 40 inches
 I found the picture to be quite inspiring and when I looked at the random beads on my desk, I saw one which fitted right in.

I've had the handmade lampwork focal for a while after swapping with Tan Grey on The Swappage Emporium for it but wasn't really sure what to do with it. however when I saw it fitted in with the colour scheme of the monthly challenge I decided to have a good think.

And here's what I came up with!

I decided to use the focal as a base point for a bit of wire wrapping with a selection of beads in my stash which went along with the colour story. Two tone metallic Preciosa Czech glass (From the same pack used in my Memories and Thanks blog hop piece), tiger eye, a selection of seed beads, and some Preciosa glass which was on the front of a beading magazine I bought. Is it wrong to admit that the free glass was the main reason I bought the magazine. They are so lovely!





1 comment:

  1. I love wire wrapping and this is such a fun bracelet. The bead is lovely. Great work. Excited to see next months. Happy Creating Kimi at