Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July Art Bead Scene Challenge

I have been following the Art Bead Scene for a while now and have challenged myself make an entry for the month. This month's painting is Still Life with Shells by Balthasar van der Ast.

For this months entry I wanted to make beads with swirls in them to resemble shells. I combined the colors of red, orange, and taupe to make coin shaped swirled beads. The swirling gives the beads a shell like look and mixes the colors to give the beads a more painterly look. I am pleased with the way that the beads look.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

We're All Ears Creative Challenge

This month the We're All Ears Challenge was beautiful detailed quilts like this one:

I had just made a polymer clay cane that I thought looked like fabric and decided to make beads out of it.

Here are the earrings that I made out of the beads:

I added crystals for some sparkle in dark purple and lemon yellow.