Friday 30 May 2014

Art Bead Scene – May Inspiration

Art Bead Scene is an interactive blog with the goal of uniting bead artists of all materials and the jewelry designers who use art beads in their work.  One of the methods they use to encourage creativity is to run a monthly inspiration photo and ask everyone to create a piece that reflect the spirit of the photo, either mood, setting, colours, any combination.

I decided to give it a try, mainly because I have some wonderful art beads just begging to be used.  I created this necklace back at the beginning of the month:

Tinted Moss Necklace (Sold)

The focal of this necklace, and the item that qualified it for inclusion in the blog and their Flickr group photos is the gorgeous handmade Lampwork drop bead. 

I made hand shaped and hammered copper drops to complement it and used Carnelian gemstone beads and fire polished green glass beads to bring out the varied colours.  Everything is strung on a copper wire and wrapped with a second copper wire which keeps all the pieces nicely in place.

Here is the inspiration photo, the Capriccio Padovano painted by Bernardo Bellato in 1741:

Capriccio Padovano, 1741
by Bernardo Bellatto
Oil on Canvas
19.3" x 28.7" (49 x 73 cm)

Doesn’t it just make you want to head off to Italy right now?

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