Art Bead Scene July Challenge 2012

JULY ABS 4 by The Beading Yogini

Hard to believe that this was inspired by a Picasso?

july ABS 2012 - pablo-picasso-two-acrobats-with-a-dog-1905-palette copy

“Two Acrobats with a dog” by Pablo Picasso, 1905

July Art Bead Scene Challenge 2012

July ABS 2 by The Beading Yogini

JULY ABS 3 by The Beading Yogini
July ABS 1 by The Beading Yogini
I didn’t know that Picasso even painted anything other than those crazy abstract looking works.
This selection did inspire me to work with color combinations that I would never choose of my own accord.
I decided to use some of the colors from the palette that Brandi Hussey provided. For some reason the print on the acrobats tights and those chalk white faces kept popping into my brain and the here’s the outcome from those images. Materials used: C-lon cord, metal findings, seed beads, bone beads, one of my etched lampwork beads for the center focal, and some glass face beads. Busy as this bracelet looks, it’s kinda’ growing on me. It is a comfortable wear, but it’s going to the 7000 bracelets for hope project. See what others are creating this month on the flickr ABS group. And thanks for stopping by.

10 thoughts on “Art Bead Scene July Challenge 2012

  1. Malin de Koning says:

    Cece, so very very nice! You amaze me. You must know every single technique there is to know in jewelry making. Now also micro macrame!!!! Ha! I just started fiddling with different ideas myself earlier today. This painting is easy to be inspired by. I agree, the checkers are the most striking element, that’s what I too have picked up on. We’ll see where I end up. Your lamp work bead looks beautiful!

    • admin says:

      Thank you Malin. Yup, those checkers really caught my eye. You could say that I like to experiment with different techniques! Would love to learn some more about casting and metal working. I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with for this one.

  2. Kym Hunter says:

    Your bracelet is so perfect for the ABS July Challenge! I wish I had the patience for micro macrame. I really admire all of the pieces that you’ve made.

  3. Nancy Pedersen says:

    Absolutely beautiful! The colors and the design are stunning! Your work inspires me.

  4. Karin says:

    This piece takes my breath away! I love how you’ve taken Picasso’s great painting and transformed it with such care into a bracelet with the same feel, just drenched in cheerful colors!

  5. Erin Prais-Hintz says:

    So delighted by the pattern! I am happy you found a way to weave that in (pun intended ;-). Someone will be very blessed indeed to wear this and know that they are being thought of with kindness. Enjoy the day. Erin

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