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

Making mandalas

If you looked through my jewelry collection, one thing you would quickly notice is that I am not big on making earrings.  I am usually drawn...