I've frequently looked at and ogled the Art Bead Scene blog - look at all those pretty handmade beads and the talent of the artists on there! Pretty awesome! And last month I really liked the monthly challenge inspiration but ran out of time to make any jewelry related to it - too many home improvement projects going on! So I decided before the month started that I would do this month's challenge. And boy, what a challenge it is.
This color palette is very different. I like bright but wouldn't normally pick this choice of colors. Here's the inspiration art:
**image is from the Art Bead Scene blog. Read about the artist and challenge here: http://artbeadscene.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-monthly-challenge.html
But I did have to say that there was a suggestion to use a colored gemstone like purple turquoise in making the jewelry. --And I happened to have some kind of costly purple turquoise that has been sitting in my collection for awhile, so I thought it would be a good use of it. I fiddled around with all sorts of combinations and first didn't even notice the blue tree in it - somehow my mind was just fixated on all the other color!!! And finally settled on this.
The handmade beads are:
** orangey-yellow chicklet bead from SueBeads
**blue lampwork spacers from Kimberly's Corner (https://www.etsy.com/shop/KimberlysCorner). She always sells at our local Intergalactic Bead Show and makes some amazing beads!
**Elaine Ray navy blue teardrop beads.
And if I thought this color challenge a little off, a little different for fall well, as I was waiting outside for my son to get off the bus, I happened to notice the beautiful mums in my neighbor's yard.
These colors together really reminded me of this challenge!