Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Art Bead Scene: August 2017 Take Two

I wasn't sure that I'd have time to make the second design that I had percolating in my brain for this month's Art Bead Scene challenge... but I had some time to kill yesterday and managed to pull it off!  As a reminder, this month's artwork is an illustration by Kay Nielsen from a book called Twelve Dancing Princesses and Other Fairy Tales. 

Twelve Princesses on the Way to the Dance
Kay Nielsen
Published in 1923
Watercolor and ink

When I was pulling beads for my first design for the ABS this month (you can see that one HERE if you missed it) I stumbled on a pair of Patricia Healey copper flower charms that I had picked up in one of Andrew Thornton's de-stash events.  Unlike the pair that I used earlier in the year, this pair had some darker areas on the flowers which lent themselves to the inspiration artwork's darker tones.  I wanted to play with the long lines of the trees and some of the delicate details of the illustration.  To achieve that, I used some fine copper plated chain and added a metal leaf charm and a Czech glass leaf that I wire wrapped with some small metallic copper/peach seed beads. 

Ok, that's it for me today!  Short and sweet for once.


  1. Pretty! And with those dangles, the earrings will "dance", just like the princesses!

  2. That color on the blooms is fantastic! Well done! Enjoy the day. Erin