And the sky burst with glory – that’s what this inspiration photo for the Art Bead Scene challenge this month made me think of.
Landscape with Stars by Henri-Edmond Cross
Watercolor over graphite on paper, ca. 1905–1908Image Credit: www.metmuseum.org
The Art Bead Scene hosts an inspiration challenge every month. Participants must use an art bead in their design. The idea is to take something from the inspiration, a theme, colour or colours, shape, whatever strikes you as a starting point, and make an original piece based on it.
This month both the art and the colours were my inspiration. The blue and yellow combination, topped off with the dark background, is a palette I’ve always loved. The sky is also a favourite, appearing in pins scattered through my Pinterest boards.
My inspiration started with this stoneware heart from Leslie Watt of Thea Elements. The colours and pattern remind me of a star bursting to life, bathing the lands near it in light.
To bring out its beauty I topped it with an antiqued bronze link that I wrapped with 2 moonstone rounds and some crystals from my Swarovski soup. The pendant is strung from a necklace of citrine chips, sponge coral dyed blue and larger Swarovski crystals. The necklace closes with a wavy antiqued bronze plated toggle clasp with a pretty texture.
Please visit the Art Bead Scene reveal to see what everyone else has made too.
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