Friday, January 23, 2015

Art Bead Scene Challenge: January 2015

Per my recent patterns, I'm once again fairly late to the party for the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge.  After last month's muted, almost monochromatic palette, this month is a welcome riot of bright colors!  This was one of three versions of a poster that Hundertwasser designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the IUCN, The World Conservation Union in November of 1998.  You can read more about the artwork and the artist over on the ABS blog HERE.

Imagine Tomorrows World (orange version), 1998
By Friedensreich Hundertwasser

With all this glorious color to work with, the first artist that came to mind was Tera Belinsky-Yoder of Beadygirl Beads.  She is someone who is NOT afraid to use color!  Most of my little stash of her beads are actually on the more subdued side for her but still plenty bright.  I ended up choosing three similar beads in coordinating colors from the poster.  I added in smaller spacer beads in solid colors in between the larger beads.  To round out the length of the bracelet, I added in a couple of smaller spacer beads from the Spacer Bead Shop and then finished with some Arte Metal chain from Vintaj and a blackened metal clasp.

The finished product feels bright and modern to me.  Hopefully this little bit of arm candy will find a happy home once I bring it to Unearthed Arts.


  1. It's gorgeous! Someone will absolutely snap it up!

  2. Love, love, love the color and POP you got out of this piece. It's really luscious!

  3. What a fabulous bracelet! Great interpretation! Rachel

  4. What a great selection of beads that you used. I've never seen beads like this before. Very neat.