January 2012 Art Bead Scene Challenge

The inspiration for the January Art Bead Scene Challenge is “Trellis by William Morris, 1862”

jan 2012 - williammorristrellis palette copy


You can read more biographical information about the artist and this design at ART BEAD SCENE.

I love the color palette, especially the coral, rust and gold hues.

Even though I think my final design is very simple, I feel that it took me forever to get the overall balance just so.

JAN ABS Close Up by The Beading YoginiI started with a square wire frame, a printed fabric swatch and some thread. Then I used some alcohol ink to tone down the colors on the fabric and give it just a hint of “aging”. I began hand stitching around the design and then backed it with some felt and inserted the wire frame. Then I hand stitched the ribbon for the necklace cord, added some small wire wrapped flower charms and some gun metal wire links. Finished it off with a simple set of earrings using more wire wrapped beads. A few more photos below:

JAN ABS Necklace by The Beading YoginiJAN ABS EARRINGS by The Beading Yogini

JAN ABS 1 by The Beading Yogini

See what other designers came up with at the flickr group.