Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Art Bead Scene: August 2016

I'm not going to lie, some of the artwork that the Art Bead Scene has chosen for their monthly challenges have been, well, challenging for me.  This month is no exception with the choice of "Park Near Lu" by Paul Klee.   The mix of colors and the abstract shapes really throw me off!  You can read more about the artwork and artist over on the Art Bead Scene blog HERE.

"Park Near Lu"
By Paul Klee, 1938

Since I try not to buy any new art beads for the monthly challenge (my monthly subscription to Erin's Simple Truths Sampler Club doesn't count by my twisty logic!) I was more than a bit worried about my ability to make something this month.  Luckily, when digging through my art beads I found a set of tribal beads by Gaea that I'd totally forgotten about that were pretty perfect!  (I actually won this set a while back for an ABS challenge so it comes full circle!)

I chose waxed Irish linen to keep to the primitive feel of the painting.  I tied the ceramic beads, some jasper, Czech glass, and brass along black and teal linen and then finished it off with brass chain.  The end effect is totally different from my usual style but I'm pretty happy with how it came together.


  1. Love it! Also do t you love it when you accidentally come across the perfect beads! It's such an exhilarating feeling, isn't it?

  2. This necklace is great, and so perfect for this month's challenge!!

  3. these beads re perfect for this challenge and you have made a spectacular representation of the challenge! Great job!

  4. The bright colors and quirky shapes of the beads and patterns are a fantastic interpretation of the inspiration picture!

  5. Yes, those beads are definitely perfect for this challenge. Nice pops of colours

  6. Love it. Looks like Klee could have made it!!