Thursday, January 21, 2016

Art Bead Scene January Challenge - Landscape (don't dance) with Stars

I love stars.  There is something wonderfully dreamy and mystical about a star filled sky.   I love watercolor paintings and how seemingly ordinary brushstrokes develop into magnificent works of art.  Henri Edmond-Cross's Landscape with Stars is one of those.  What struck me most about the painting was the use of just two colors (though there are various shades) to create the work.  I decided to experiment with that in the creation of these star shaped beads.

This is what the other side looks like.

And here is Henri's painting

A two for One Necklace - creating detachable parts

After I created this necklace, I wondered if it would be better plain or with the leaves added. My sister-in-law suggested I find a way to m...