Art Bead Scene August Challenge

Art Bead Scene August Challenge

by Lyn Foley on August 27, 2011


This poster for American Crescent Cycles is the inspiration challenge this month over at Art Bead Scene. I have been so swamped I haven’t participated in the challenges in months. I’m producing jewelry for an upcoming show in Midland, Texas (Septemberfest). So why not combine two projects? With that in mind, I made not one but TWO necklaces inspired by this poster. I’ll have them both for sale in Midland (unless someone snatches them up before then).

Anyway, here is the first one. I used faceted citrines as the necklace base, to pick up the color of the wonderful dress. I ran with the soft yellows, mustards, and ivories for the flowers and made all the glass beads. The glass leaves I made were a mix of not quite green and greys like those in the bottoms left of the poster.  I’m not a “literal’ interpreter – I prefer just to use the general color scheme inspire me – and then I play. What do you think?

citrines as the necklace

For my second necklace I was inspired more by the woman’s wonderful flowing hair. I made glass curly q’s and also used these georgous baroque pearls with grey/ brown undertones. I made some ivory glass flowers, and added little hints of the patterns on her dress around the faces of some of my glass flowers. Which one gets your vote? I like them both, and thanks, ABS, for the inspiration. Follow along for a blog hop on August 31st and see who else was inspired.

ivory glass flowers

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Tracy September 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I love both your designs for the ABS Challenge…such gorgeous, gorgeous beads.

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