Friday, April 28, 2017

Art Bead Scene: April 2017 Take Two

When I started pulling beads for this month's Art Bead Scene challenge I had a couple of good ideas but I wasn't sure I'd have time to get to both with so many other things on my plate and schedule.  It's almost the end of the month, but I've managed to squeak in a second necklace inspired by Paul Gauguin's painting "Matamoe or Landscape with Peacocks."  I'm on the road this weekend so I'm keeping this post pretty short and sweet!

Matamoe or Landscape with Peacocks
Paul Gauguin
Oil On Canvas
This time I used an enameled pendant by Gardanne Beads in wonderful, firey reds and oranges as my starting point.  While those tones dominate the artwork, I wanted to pull in some of the other colors into my design.  A fairly quick and easy way to accomplish that was by stringing three different strands of seed beads.  The pendant has a second hole at the bottom that I used to add some Czech glass dangles.  I'm pretty happy with the overall effect.  

Thanks for checking out my latest design.  If you'd like to see what other folks were inspired to create this month, check out the Art Bead Scene Pinterest board HERE.  


  1. This is gorgeous. Not only does it match the colors of the painting, it also has an "islands" feel in the design.

  2. So very native and organic, beautiful and I love the dangles!

  3. Such a beautiful pendant, as well as the necklace! Wonderful job!

  4. Love that design. It has such a tropical feel to it

  5. Lovely seedbead mix! The colors are perfect!

  6. I just simply adore this! fabulous!

  7. I love what a strand of seed beads can do! I also love this necklace I guess it should be mine!!!;)