Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge

Owl on Gingko Branch (Scops Owl Under Crescent Moon) 1915
Ohara Koson
Woodblock Print on Paper
(Please note this art is copyrighted and is to be used only as inspiration.)

Welcome to the October Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge!

I haven't participated in a while and was happy to be able to carve out some time for this months challenge.  The inspiration piece chosen for October is so, simply beautiful.  For me the piece invokes thoughts of gracefulness, poetry and peace and I wanted to recreate those feelings in my challenge piece.  I really like the talisman necklaces that I have seen created by other jewelry designers and decided on a similar style for my piece.

   I created a pendant using a green lampwork bead made by by pinocean (Mika Collins), white and grey lampwork beads by Ellen Dooley, a polymer clay owl by Rebekah Payne and incorporated Vintaj Arte Metal blanks that I Deco Embossed.  I also added moss colored patina to some ginkgo charms and dangled them from the branch that the owl is "sitting" on.  The pendant is strung on grey sari silk, labradorite beads and finished with a homemade clasp.

Visit the Art Bead Scene blog, or The Art Bead Scene Flickr Pool to see the creative designs that have been submitted.

Have a blessed day!


  1. Great piece, Miss Kym! I love the sweet little owl and those gingkos! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing your art with us! Enjoy the day. Erin

  2. I love this storytelling design, Kym... you've really woven the elements together beautifully!

  3. What a stunning palette of blues and grays! And the ginkgo charms are the perfect finishing touch.