Art Bead Scene August Monthly Challenge

It has been a long time since I've participated in the ABS monthly challenges.  Life has slowed down a bit now with everyone back in school, and I've had time to create this week, which is a lovely change for me!

This month's challenge is based on this 1899 illustration for American Crescent Cycles by Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell (you can read more about this artist and the illustration here):

I wanted to play up the color palette from this month's challenge by pulling out the deep rich teal, gold, sienna and lichen.

These colors compliment the hand-etched and colored copper, and are reflected beautifully in the lampwork beads from Blue Seraphim.

I also added some industrial touches with forged and riveted links:

Take a few minutes to check out the other entries for this month's challenge at the ABS Flickr site.

TesoriTrovati said...

Wahoo! Miss Molly, you always deliver! I love it. You are very prolific so early in the month as well. Please make sure to post your link someplace so that I can remember to grab it for the blog tour at the end of the month. You have my wheels spinning now... need to get crackin'!
Enjoy the day!

Mary Harding said...

A real beauty!! Love the etched copper and the forged and riveted links.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Your etched copper bracelet is so pretty! I love the colors that you picked from the palette.

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Love the etched copper and the colors! I also love those forged links and the rivets you used!

Sabrina said...

Hi Molly

I found your Blog on the BSBP, your work is sooooo nice, love the copper pieces;O)
greetings from Switzerland


Judy said...

Your work is always so amazing and creative, you inspire me!

Jo said...

That is lovely! The etched copper is perfect for the challenge.

Tracy said...

Love it! Your etched copper is gorgeous and perfect for the challenge.