The inspiration for the January Art Bead Scene Challenge is “Trellis by William Morris, 1862”
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.
I 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:
See what other designers came up with at the flickr group.