Saturday, April 26, 2014

April 2014 Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge

The art piece, Swaying Dancer by Edgar Degas, chosen for this months ABS Monthly Challenge is such a lovely piece and very inspiring. I just love the range of colors picked up in Brandi Hussey's color palette!

 Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green), 1877-79
by Edgar Degas
Pastel and Gouache on Paper
26" x 14" (66 x 36 cm)

 I had a hard time deciding whether I wanted to make a necklace or bracelet and finally decided on a pair of earrings.

 I had been hoarding my last pair of Rebekah Payne's lovely Sandy Beach Blue sand-etched rounds polymer clay beads and decided they would be perfect for this project. I incorporated Vintaj Arte Metal bead caps and some tulips with verdigris patina.  Also included are small orange fancy jasper rondelles, indigo crystal rondelles, 4mm Padparadscha Swarovski bicones and hand made silver filled ear wires. 

 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. Kym, these earrings are perfect for the nailed it and they are winners in my book!!!!

  2. Kim- I love the earrings. They capture the colors and shapes of the painting so well!