Monday, March 7, 2016

Art Bead Scene: March Challenge

Here is the beautiful painting for the March Inspiration. To read about it click Art Bead Scene Blog: March Monthly Challenge.

I was immediately taken back to my Grandmothers home when I was a child. I can see the pussywillows on the dining room table with her tea cup sitting out. She insisted to always drink out of a China tea cup and never a mug. So I knew I wanted to do something with pearls, to represent my grandmother. But what Art bead?... These were in my suggestions in etsy that first week. I HAD to have them.
These are from

Indian Creek's shop on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/outwest
When my beads came, there was a gift from the artist! Two lampwork beads that look just like the catkins of the pussywillow. They are the perfect shade of blue/grey and have a fuzzy texture to them! Without further ado...



Here is the link for my finished February ABS project! My hand made beads finally came from Italy...
http://alisonadorns.blogspot.com/2016/03/february-continued.html




10 comments:

  1. This necklace is so beautiful. It's perfect for the inspiration, and I also love how it relates to a memory of your grandmother. I miss drinking out of china, but I need more beverage than that!

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  2. Wow, this is so interesting the way you wrapped and strung those beads. Very unique, I would wear with blue jeans! :)

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  3. I love that the inspiration behind the necklace had a person connection too, that makes it so much more special. This one caught my eye on Pinterest this week too. I love how you used the leather cord in your design, it's so fresh and adds a great design element to your piece.

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  4. I love the sentiment and the necklace is gorgeous!!!!

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  5. I love the sentiment and the necklace is gorgeous!!!!

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  6. I really like your necklace. What an artful way to wind the cords together! Beautiful composition.

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  7. Your design is stunning. I like how you strung the pearls and art beads. So pretty. This is special...like your memories.

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  8. Goodness, I've always loved Outwest beads, but I never would have thought to use them as you have done here, with pearls and this beautiful design! Beautifully creative!

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  9. I adore your necklace! While I too would be drawn to the glass beads you bought, I would probably shied away from them because of the large holes. I love how you pulled all the elements together with the winding leather cord (something else that always freaks me out!) What a gorgeous and special piece!

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  10. Wow c'est tellement joli et féminin, plein de douceur.

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