Thursday, July 28, 2011

ABS July Challenge

I must admit that the July challenge painting for ABS had me bumfuzzled. I just couldn't get the colors to jibe. My first attempt was a dismal failure. I was determined this month to use all the colors: red, yellow-green,yellow-orange, pink,forest green, crimson, periwinkle and blue-purple (my own labels-not the official names). The epiphany came when I looked at the new style of bead I'd been working on this week based on fifties fabrics and grouped the colors to make miniature abstract tropical flowers using the periwinkle as background. The forest green provided a leafy color and the other colors combined to make some splendid spiky flowers that Lucie Hessel might have added to her garden. I decided to make a very simple bracelet to showcase these beads and matching spacers. Quite a challenge!


  1. I think you met the challenge with a lovely collctions of beads!

  2. Thank you so much! I'm realizing that I need to work on more sophisticated jewelry design for this contest and less on beadmaking. So much to learn!

  3. That blue is the first thing I noticed when I saw the painting, very nice bracelet!