Saturday, January 15, 2011

Art Bead Scene January Challenge Pt. 1

It’s a new month and there’s a new challenge on the Art Bead Scene Blog. The inspiration for this month is the painting Brown River by Wayne Thiebaud (top image). Every month ABS picks a painting and challenges its readers to create an art bead piece using it as inspiration. The art bead can be made by you or someone else.
My challenge entry is the funky Maize Pod Necklace pictured above. My inspiration came from the bright colors and the patterned organic forms found on a farm. I tried to make my pod beads look like something that might be born of a plant. I used chartreuse seed beads to compliment the big beads and long green glass beads as spacers. I finished it off with dark brown beading wire to blend in with the pods and a copper toggle clasp. See part 2 (below) for additional info on how this necklace was made! Thanks for stopping by!


Malin de Koning said...

I am so totally your fan. So glad I have found you.

Jackie said...

Wow - thanks Malin!! Also, thanks for your comment on Flickr.

TesoriTrovati said...

I was completely blown away by the fun and playfulness inspired by this necklace. I am so glad to have you play along, and to be introduced to a new beader (to me). Thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us!
Enjoy the day.

Jackie said...

Wow Tesori - Thank you. I am also blown away by your lovely comment! Keep visiting :)