Sunday, September 18, 2016

Art Bead Scene: September 2016

This month's Art Bead Scene challenge inspiration is "Old Woman from the Poorhouse in the Garden with Glass Ball and Poppies" by Paula Modersohn-Becker.  You can read more about the painting and the artists over on the ABS blog HERE.

"Old Woman from the Poorhouse in the Garden with Glass Ball and Poppies"
By Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1907
I was immediately struck by the colors in the painting and the poppies themselves.  I immediately grabbed a ceramic pendant by Golem Design Studio that was part of my Bead & Button haul.  I decided to string the pendant on three strands of mostly seed beads that pulled from the colors in the pendant and hide the ends under fancy brass bead caps.   To carry through the floral theme of the pendant (and the inspiration painting) and add some visual interest wire wrapped some Czech glass flower and rondelle beads above the bead caps before finishing off the back of the necklace with chain.

I also made a bracelet using my favorite bracelet design by Lorelei Eurto that features a green and red version of Golem's poppy lentil bead as well as a lampwork bead by Beadygirl Beads.

Both of these designs will be available for sale next weekend during the Art Wander.  Now I'd better get back to making more jewelry!  


  1. Two beautiful pieces - those golem beads were the perfect focals.

  2. You really caught the style and feeling of the artwork!

  3. The blue really brings out the other colors in the necklace making it a delightful wear

  4. You really nailed it with those focals - great finds and beautiful designs! I just love the colors of the complementing beads - both blending in and standing out!

  5. Perfectly beautiful focals. I love how you pulled the colours and the flowers through the red and blue necklace. And the bracelet is lovely.