Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Art Bead Scene: February 2017 Take Two

So did I mention how much I love the colors for this month's Art Bead Scene challenge?  No?  Well I totally do!  So much so that I had to revisit the painting and create a few more new jewelry designs.  You can see my first round of jewelry HERE if you missed that post.

The Two Crowns
Sir Frank Dicksee
Oil On Canvas
When I initially went through my art beads for this challenge, one of the pieces that jumped out at me was a really cool enameled pendant by Gardanne.  I wasn't entirely sure I'd have time to circle back for another go at this challenge, but I left the pendant and some coordinating charms out on my bead board just in case.

As luck would have it, I did manage to squeak in just enough extra creating time to get some more jewelry made.  Having a week less than usual in an already short month due to travel plans was a challenge for me, but I was determined!

I loved the mix of blues and red in the pendant and focused on those colors.  I had fun making Czech glass bead links in those colors using a variety of flower beads.  I started with the dangles from the bottom of the pendant and built out from there.  Because of the way the pendant was colored, I wanted to balance out the rest of the necklace with an asymmetrical design.

For the earrings I wire wrapped some small Czech glass flower beads, rhinestone rondelles, and small luster finished glass rounds to the enameled filigree charms.  While the charms go well with the pendant, the resulting earrings don't totally match... but they are fun anyway and fit the inspiration piece pretty well.

Now, I know that this last pair of earrings doesn't have any art beads, but I did make them to go with the necklace so I thought I'd share them anyway.  (I hinted at these in my earring post yesterday HERE.)  I used the same combination of Czech glass and crystal beads as I have on the bottom of the pendant to make some dangley earrings.

Thanks for checking out my second attempt at capturing the spirit of this gorgeous artwork through jewelry!


  1. Beautiful! I love that soft cloud blue with the red tones. Very romantic! Have a great trip! Enjoy the day. Erin

  2. I have to admit that this month's inspiration didn't do much for me. However, the things you saw with it are amazing. I adore the palette you came up with in this post. All three of your pieces speak to me much more than the painting. Really beautiful work!!

  3. You did well this month! More lovely creations

  4. What a perfect color combination for the challenge! Gorgeous necklace and earrings!

  5. Your collection is so pretty. What is your thought process when you start your designs? Your pieces are well balanced.