Monday, August 29, 2016

SJ Designs Honey Do List Challenge

This was quite the challenge. There was so much to pick from, which should make it easy but I can't let anything be easy. I finally came up with many versions of this bracelet but I also have to want to wear it so it changed many times and may change again.
I absolutely love the beads by Grace Beads. Sorry about the wrinkled background I was happy just to finally get here!
Side note the bee is for the carnivorous plant!

Monday, August 15, 2016


Like everyone else this month is a busy one. So many things going on but too hot to do most of them.
one thing I  had to do was to participate in this month's Art Bead Scene challenge.
"Park Near Lu"
By Paul Klee, 1938
Oil and coloured paste on paper on jute

I loved the simplicity and I saw many shapes but being very organic.
Trees and branches of course but also people, a bird, leaves and I was intrigued by the dots.

I made the focal from polymer clay carved and pigmented with alcohol inks, also the pink beads and the one bead cap-ish bead. I was also able to use some beads from a winning from Ragged Robyn which I felt worked great with this necklace!

Here are some polymer clay bird beads.

Here is the necklace. I felt that the painting is simple but bold and the colors play such an important part of the expression of  it. I guess the black really called to me in that it represents the nature and its elements but that really is subjective For myself even when it is winter and everything looks bleak I am always anticipating the Spring time and I think about what I feel the tree really is, full of life! It holds and supports life too like the birds.
I used a Gaea bead from Lima Beads and the rest are polymer clay made by me.

This is the back of the bird!