July, Art Bead Scene Challenge!!!

Look at me getting my blog post done early...ha ha!  Go, me!

Tiger in a Tropical Storm
Henri Rousseau
Oil Painting

For my first design I used one of my most coveted beads -  my Anne Choi, tiger!!  I've had it for years and it felt so good to see it come to life in this way.  I wanted to keep with the strong primitive design and carry it through, so I wire wrapped everything and chose a hand carved polymer focal by Staci Louise Smith. I felt it brought out the suggestion of a tiger and I loved the irregular organic shape.  I also added a lovely tribal bead from Gaea Handmade which a had a great Asian feel.  To bring out the greenery of the jungle I added some very large faceted green stones.  I purchased them in a destash and I think they are jade but I can't be sure because I'm bad about writing these things down!  doh!!

Next earrings!  'Cause you know me and earrings!

These lovely big kitties are made by Kiyoi Design and are composed of white copper.  I used some beautiful green enameled pieces by Jade Scott that resembled a headdress ....at least in my mind they do!  

Hot-Diggity this was a fun challenge!!!  I really love doing them!  Thank you soooo much for taking the time to pop in!

Loralee :)  meow!


  1. I love your two creations and reading about your thought process behind the designs.

  2. Marvellous interpretations Loralee - I haven't had an entry for months but I'm going to give this one a go

    1. I'm so happy! I just adore do them and always looking forward to the next! It really is a great creative exercise!

  3. Love this! You're so talented!!

  4. These are both so gorgeous I can hardly stand it! I love them.

  5. I love the components and the way you put them together.

  6. Those earrings are just Too Cool! Wonderfully put together!


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