June Art Bead Scene Challenge

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's been forever since I've done one of the Art Bead Scene challenges, since it's my game - I should probably start playing along again. 

It's always fun and inspiring to see what we can create from the featured art work.  This month was a watercolor painting called "Jackknife Village" by Franklin Carmichael from 1926.  Loved the sun-bleached hues, tiny houses and mix of textures.

So let's drool over these beads again, shall we?  The lampwork beads were a gift from my very sweet friend Genea of Genea Beads.  Oh my, are they heavenly.  I love that focal bead with a fierce passion!  Genea has always been creating textured lampwork beads she is calling beach stones - love them.

I paired the lampwork beads up with one of my polymer clay urchins and a house bead.  That nautulis clasp is from Green Girl Studios.  The design is simply strung with some mystery blue stone - amazonite maybe?  Sunstone faceted briolettes, orange adventurine and a kieshe pearl.  Yep, just one.  Oh and some tiny faceted stones that are another mystery.  Seriously, keep records Ms. Heather. 

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Art Bead Scene Challenge - still a few days to enter the challenge but the blog hop deadline is today.



Amazing necklace!


Thank you so much for your kind words, I am in just as much admiration of your gorgeously painted polymer beads! I am so excited the focal has made it's way into your design for the challenge along with my beach stone beads and your beautiful work as well. Before even looking at the inspiration painting I immediately thought "beach house" with my beachy beads, your urchin, and your painted house bead. It totally reminds me of the wonderful beach side vacation homes I have yet to visit :)

I just love everything about this design! It brings that beach vacation "home" to be enjoyed where ever you may currently reside. I can't wait to see the other challenge pieces as well!

xo Genea

So beautiful!

It's SO beautiful - so summery and beachy and happy, I just want to reach out and touch it. I am absolutely the same as you in terms of what stones I'm using - I just posted a bracelet on etsy, and simply termed the main body of it 'gemstones'! I wish I knew more about gems than I do.....that might help in identifying! I love the wee sunstone briolettes - they add the perfect rustic touch of orangey coral. And how perfect is the GGS clasp?! Gorgeous!

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This is simply beautiful and adorable. The selection of beads and the coloring pattern you have adopted for them has given a beautiful fell to the necklace. I would love to learn about making one like this, so that I can gift it to someone special.

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