Monday 27 February 2017

Art Bead Scene February Design Challenge

The February design challenge issued by the team at Art Bead Scene is based on this artwork

The Two Crowns by Sir Frank Dicksee, 1900, Oil On Canvas

There is so much rich content in the painting I struggled for a while deciding on how to focus my energies. I finally decided to continue on a theme developed for the Honey Do List challenge for January

I made a pair of earrings that coordinates with each of the lampwork glass discs in the necklace shown in that post. All 3 earrings use the same vintage montee beads, waxed linen colours and glass peanut beads as in the necklace. The jump rings and ear wires are different for each set, with sterling silver in the light blue pair, antiqued brass in the middle pair and antiqued bronze in the 3rd pair

Jay Way Earrings, Palest Blue

The colour choice for these earrings comes from the pale blue in the dress of the lady with the flower crown

Jay Way Earrings, Deepest Blue

The blue for this set comes from the gown of the lady with the red hat who is standing by the king, and from the flag on the staff on the opposite side of the horse

Jay Way Earrings, Muted Blue

This final pair pull their blue colour from the outfit of the lady on the balcony as well as the swag of leaves across the railing

And, in case you don’t make it to my other post, here’s the matching necklace

Jay Way Necklace

All items have been added to my online store. Please stop by the reveal to see what she and everyone else has made

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day


  1. The lampwork glass discs are beautiful! Love your design, and the shades of blue in the earrings and necklace. Wonderful job!

  2. I love your designs and the blues are wonderful.

    1. Thanks Kathy. I thought it was interesting how it was the blue colours that attracted me instead of all the gold and red