Thursday, October 27, 2011

Art Bead Scene October Challenge

A Hedgehog in a Landscape, 1643-51
9¼ x 15 in. 23.5 x 38 cm. bodycolor on vellum
by Giovanna Garzoni

Our challenge is to create a piece that represents the colors or the theme of the inspiration art. You can read more about the artist here.

I tried several different designs for this challenge, but none of them felt right. Finally Mother Nature sent me inspiration with the first frost. Not that I'm wishing for winter just yet, but there's something magical about that first frost. Cool, crisp air, warm homemade soup, soft blankets, anticipation of the holidays, and a feeling that our toes are pointed towards the direction of new and exciting things.

'Frost on the Pumpkin'

This necklace includes a white ceramic leaf from Marla's Mud, a couple lampwork beads from
Iris Glass Art, a lampwork spree from JoAnn McCormack, white drop seed beads, red aventurine nuggets, and Vintaj components.

Check out what others have made for this challenge.


TesoriTrovati said...

You made it in, Miss Alice! I was just about to turn off the 'puter and saw your post. Added you to the ABS post for tomorrow!
Enjoy the day.

Cindy said...

Alice, what a gorgeous necklace - I love the mix of elements. You really nailed the challenge....the colors, and all of the details....especially the white leaf!

Shirley said...

Just a stunning necklace! I love the white leaf, and drops. They really make a statement. So glad I got to visit your blog from ABS!

Honey from the Bee said...

Alice - this is gorgeous! Really feels like Fall with a nip in the air.

Donna Reyne' said...

Hi Alice! Love the new blog! I am also loving this really neat necklace! I can just see it with a great chunky sweater!
Have a blessed weekend

Karen Williams said...

In it's own way I find the first frost every bit as special as the first flowers of spring. I love how you captured that with this necklace and your description.

Anonymous said...

How lovely. And we had our first frost this morning. Where is your followers button?? Have a wonderful day, dear one ~ xox Alexandra

Mary Lamoray said...

This is really beautiful... uniquely lovely!!