Art Bead Scene – team members’ challenge blog hop (November 2014)

Hello from a very soggy Somerset, UK. Looking out of the window, it’s a far cry from the scene below. Well, the sky is a similar colour, I guess.


‘Cattelya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds’, Martin Johnson Heade (1871)

Once again, the editorial team at Art Bead Scene decided to accept the monthly challenge themselves and run a blog hop to show off the results.  My take on Heade’s painting is quite a literal translation:

rainforest 1stI’ve used one of co-editor Mary‘s birds and mixed it with czech glass and a vintage flower dropper. I’ve also used a Missficklemedia (I think!) toggle clasp. It’s a simple piece but I like it well enough.  I’m sure the rest of the team will have come up with some more elaborate designs. To check them out follow these links:

Rebecca Anderson – Songbeads
Mary Harding – Mary Harding Jewelry
Heather Powers – Humblebeads Blog
Claire Lockwood – Something to Do with Your Hands (you are here)

4 thoughts on “Art Bead Scene – team members’ challenge blog hop (November 2014)

  1. Oh, but it’s so sweet! I love how you’ve got the colours just right – and that vintage flower dropper is fab. What’s it made of? I’ve only *just* got my post up. Phew! Definitely I have been outdone by the rest, but at least I got the post up today!

  2. You captured the lush background of the piece perfectly with these bronzy-green lozenges! The pops of lilac and purples are just the right touch to bring us back to the artwork. And that cute little bird!! love! Perfect piece!

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