Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Art Bead Scene February Challenge!   Oh, had so much fun with this one!!



So I dug though my stash for something old and gold.  Then, got out my paint box to use on some unf
inished polymer beads   I wanted just the right flower pattern to go with the tin, and I knew painting them myself was the best way.




 I think they turned out lovely!  I especially love the golden crowns atop the tin pieces!  Huzzah!



And another pair focusing more on the floral buntings.  These crescent charms were made by a French ceramic artist by the name of  Danielle Pereira-Segura.





Paintings come to life!   What a wonderful way to inspire!!




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I participated in the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge this year for the first time!  I loved it!  It got me digging around in my beautiful stash, pulling supplies I had not used in a while.  It was a real lift, especially this time of year!   I think my necklace and earrings really captured the essence of the painting selected.  Have a look :))












 Field of Flowers
Egon Schiele
1910
Chalk on Paper

About the Art
This early drawing by Schiele is a mixed media study in black chalk, gouache, gold bronze paint and white body color on paper. Egon Schiele studied under Gustav Klimt and was influenced by the early expressionism of Van Gogh and Edvard Munch.



I'm really excited about participating in February challenge!    

Tuesday, January 10, 2017






I made these earrings especially for the Earrings Everyday annual color challenge:

Greenery, the Pantone color of the year, 2017!

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

This color just has me dreaming of Spring and that lovely shade of new grass!






I know this green has a hint of blue, but it's green and I love it!

Vintage AB beads in all their glory!
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Beautiful vintage iridescent beads.

Rustic tin and sparkly crystals