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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Art Bead Scene February Challenge

Every month the amazing group of talented artists over at the Art Bead Scene Studio challenge their readers to create a piece of jewelry using art beads inspired by that month's featured artwork. And girl, can they pick some beautiful works to inspire! I know you are probably wondering what an art bead is, so let me tell you. An art bead is defined as a one of a kind, or small batch of beads that are handmade by an independant artist. I decided to dust off my polymer clay tools and half a dozen other supplies, and accept this challenge!

Here is February's Inspiration Artwork titled, Star Lovers, by Warwick Goble
  I loved the colors, the stars, the movement, and especially the birds in this piece! I used a whole laundry list of things to create these beads, including polymer clay, resin, acrylic paints, alcohol inks, embossing powders, crackle glaze, and StazOn ink. I layered and fussed and massaged them until my hands were covered in all kinds of probably carcinogenic goodness! I am rather pleased with the results after not making beads for several months, but you can judge for yourself. I found the perfect sari ribbon to string them on too!

Until Next Time...Challenge Yourself!