Monday, June 13, 2016

June Art Bead Scene Challenge
 I love posters and this one is no exception. I have always enjoyed the play on two dimensional expressing the three dimensional while keeping the two dimensional quality.
"Literary Poster for the Century Magazine", 1896
by John Louis Rhead
20.5" x 11"
Original Lithographic Poster Printed in Colour with Letterpress

This is what I saw, pretty straight forward. I love the braided pony tail. I thought it would be a great earring bead. I saw a bracelet bar with the roses rectangular block but in there I took from it the vine winding back and forth which I used as inspiration for a bracelet bar.
Mostly I saw color, color, color!

I just wanted to show you some of the June colors in my garden too. Probably one of my most favorite colors are coral, or my version of orange.
Coral bells, hummingbirds love them too.

In these photos you see what I have on my South side, or zeriscape garden. These plants can generally handle heat and dry. I also have more of my favorite sunset and coral colors. 

Butterfly Weed.

Snap Dragons.

Fox Tail Lily.

Poppies and Asiatic Lilies.

And my Rugosa in honor of the roses in our challenge this month.

I made this Heart one day when I had a piece of copper wire left over from doing something else and went, "Hmmmm, I'll make a heart and smash it" So That's what I did and it floated around for a few months and, well then here it is as a clasp. I also made the flower bead from polymer clay and the link from a tin. 
Copper bracelet bar with a polymer clay middle.

Beads to reflect the fabric of the dress.

This necklace is a polymer clay pendant with a hand shaped bail. I used Czech glass, red waxed Irish Linen from Lima Beads. I can't remember the blue beads but they are stone strung with matte black seed beads.The side tassel is chain and a Coral dagger to represent thorns. I liked the swirling vines in the painting and I may or may not snip the loose strings.


  1. I am in love with the fold over tin connector! Do you sell them? Great pieces all of them! I love the waxed linen necklace the best! Great Job!

  2. The bracelet clasp is beautiful, I love it


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