10/31/13

October Art Bead Scene Challenge

 
Ohara Koson's woodblock print chosen by Art Bead Scene for this month's challenge was the perfect October inspiration. I love the way the warm grays give the whole scene a gorgeous glow!

And I had the perfect etched gemstone focal in the print's blacks, whites and grays. I think it suggests a full moon in a star-filled October sky.


Handmade glass disc beads by Susan Kennedy and Kimberly Branch, along with lampwork beads by Juls Beads and April Larson provide the accent beads for the Russian Spiral-stitched rope. The brick-stitched bail, embellished with branch and leaf from Nina Designs, gave me the opportunity to include just a touch of the painting's muted peach and golden yellow.


Now, click over to the Art Bead Scene blog to see some really fantastic designs by this month's challenge participants!

12 comments:

  1. Hi:
    Wonderful necklace-it expresses the real October mood.Perfect choice of beads and very beautiful beadwork.
    -Warm Greetings -Halinka-

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  2. This is a beautiful necklace, your combination of beads and stitches is stunning and perfectly echoes the painting.

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  3. Karin - your piece is stunning! Love your necklace!

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  4. Gorgeous necklace and I love your bead work!

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  5. So cool - in the last photo, the lampwork bead on the left looks just like owl eyes! And the focal is gorgeous (natch). Love the colors, and the touch of peach is perfect!

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  6. This whole piece is Gorgeous...the muted colors and the bold beads and thick rope, and (Sweet Freedom beat me too it) the black bead with the white owl eyes. That beaded bail just seems to pull it all together perfectly.

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  7. wow this is beautiful! I love the strength of the design ... deep colors, gorgeous Russian spiral (my favorite spiral) and the touch of the branch ... such stunning detail in this piece! LOVE it

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  8. This is so stunning! I do see the owl in the lampwork bead stack, too. :-)

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  9. What a beautiful necklace! So nicely done and perfectly in sync with the wood block print used for this month's challenge.

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  10. This is really pretty. I love the attention to detail like the branch on the bail!

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