3/21/12

Art Bead Scene March Challenge

It has been so long since I participated in The ABS monthly challenge! Every month I print out photos of the inspiration piece and have every intention of contributing, but the end of the month comes and I run out of time. Well - not this month!

The inspiration piece this month is Street Scene in Montmartre: Le Moulin a Poivre by Vincent Van Gogh:


This piece really caught my eye. It has a deceptively simple look about it, with its primary colors that pop out at first. But a closer look reveals layers upon layers of natural, organic hues that add tremendous depth to the painting.

This depth is what I wanted to convey in my piece, Silhouettes on Blue:


The gorgeous lentil beads from Shimmering Light Creations feature the beautiful blue of the inspiration piece, along with many other natural, organic colors incorporated into them.


I combined these beads with lovely amber-colored glass nuggets from Blue Seraphim and copper and vintage brass wire to add depth and texture to the bangle.


As always thanks to Art Bead Scene for hosting this Monthly Challenge.  Take a few minutes to check out the other entries at their Flickr group!



7 comments:

steufel said...

That is so, so pretty!

Lupe Meter said...

Gorgeous colors...beautiful creation!

Kristen said...

Oh molly that is stunning! so inspired!

In the Light of the Moon said...

Wow Molly this piece is stunning! Big hugs,Cat

CraftyHope said...

Wow, those beads really do a great job matching up with the art. And your bracelet design is really awesome. I love the seed beads scattered throughout it. Wonderful!

Rachel said...

Exquisite piece! Those beads are gorgeous. Your skills with the copper wire are so good.

Tracy said...

Stunning art beads, and your design complements them beautifully..love it!!

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