Trying out the demo version of Painter X3 with an Intuos Pro. Self taught, first attempt digital art journaling.
Trees Laden with Parasites and Epiphytes in a Brazilian Garden, 1873 Marianne North.
I found myself with a little time on my hands this week and I was inspired to participate in the Art Bead Scene June Monthly Challenge. I did a full year of the challenges in 2012 (you can read about that here), but haven’t participated in a long time. So, here’s the result of my effort for the challenge this month. I wanted to keep it simple and still be a stretch for me, so I decided to make an “macrame art bead” using the butterfly image for inspiration. I’ve recently been incorporating crystals into macrame designs and this design provided the perfect opportunity to include a small clear quartz crystal. Other than the knotting, I decided to keep the rest of the necklace unadorned except for a few small seed beads using the color palette provided by Brandi Hussey. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. You can see what other designers have created at the ABS flickr group.
Thanks for stopping by for the big reveal day of the 2014 Bead Soup Blog Party.
So glad that I am able to participate in this epic blog party again.
As always, a shout out to Lori Anderson for organizing and hosting the party, and applause to all of the creative participants who provide endless hours of blog hopping entertainment.
This is what was sent to Crystal…
This is the loot I received to work with …
First off, I was all over those little jade tube beads (yup, I have an eye for vintage beads.) I decided to pair them with those little yogi components because I can’t resist the chance to fiddle and put the jewel puzzle together. What do you think? A spirit trio of necklaces. They can be worn individually or one at a time. Decided to make a few earrings to go along for the ride.
The second design round produced a little necklace using that leopard jasper donut bead. I’d been wanting to try knotting this “Joan Babcock style” macrame necklace for some time. No time like the present. I used the color palette from the threads that my partner sent, but substituted waxed polyester cord. Love my waxed cord, it burns nice.
Third Round produced a multi strand necklace using lots of those tiny little beads with the tiny little macrame cord and thousands of knots. It was a bugger to make, but came out well. I had fun making the little goddess pendant out of clay.
Perhaps my favorite creation is the fourth piece. A micro macrame bracelet utilizing that oh -so- cool bone peacock pendant. Really loving how this turned out.
And I could not resist a little knotted necklace with the stone Buddha pendant from the soup.
Last but not least, another necklace using one of the cut quartz stones and the little buddha heads (these are a favorite of mine too!) from the soup mix.
Hop on over to Lori’s Bead Soup blog for the complete list of participants. Happy hopping.
Just a friendly reminder…one more day to go before the reveal for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party Hop. Here’s a teaser photo of the goods I received from my multi talented partner Crystal Rector (Autumn Sky Adornments on Etsy). Yes, this Beading Yogini has been having fun creating some yogini jewelry designs. Hope to see y’all tomorrow.
Thank you Lori and helpers for making this a really fun blog party.
My partner this round is the talented Crystal Rector a.k.a. Autumn Sky Adornments.
She happens to be an amazing henna artist, seed beader, hula hooper, mixed material artist, and all out lover of living a fun life.
I know she received her bead soup yesterday, so it’s safe to post the soup ingredients that I sent her way.
Lots of stuff to play with. Ceramic focal pieces from Birgitta Lejonklou (AngelWhisperer on Etsy), lampwork glass focal mermaid bead by my friend Jessica (Wild About Beads in Tiverton, Rhode Island), some odd lampwork beads, macrame piece and a serged silk kimono ribbon by me, and tons of fun findings, some cord, twin beads in the blue and purple color palette. Can’t wait to see what Crystal creates with this soup.