9 April 2011

Art Bead Scene April

ABS April Challenge

Have been loving the ABS challenge each month but have never got around to entering before. I like making my own components and beads rather than using everything bought in but when something comes up that I want to do, I start it but never finish. I may make beads one day and plan to do the components the next but it never quite works out that way.

I keep getting "creators block", I guess that's kinda like writers block but without the text. :p
Am finding it quite difficult to get around to actually completing a piece at the mo as the house is up the wall...every room has been replastered, just had a new kitchen fitted and as a result I'm trying too hard to ignore the mess and not stress about it and so have just been doing the odd thing here and there rather than planning pieces out.

I did love this months ABS challenge though...particularly as I'd just finished a piece with similar colours last week and so still had my project pots overflowing with yellows, golds, pinks and oranges...I also just had some fab texture sheets arrive that I wanted to try out.

I had the components in mind first and liked the little circles textured and patina'd but wasn't sure what to do with them. I initially had them in mind for connectors but decided to link in a "chain" manner to add something interesting to the brass plate area.

All components are solid brass and hand made by me as is the polymer focal. The other beads are coral, czech glass, Swarovski crystal and a yellow polymer round made by me. All brass has been textured and antiqued and some patina'd. It's finished with a little piece of saffron sari silk.


  1. *LOVE* this - I found you through Heathers flickr group - lovely stuff! : )

  2. Thanks very much! I love the Art Bead Scene group, so inspiring! x

  3. I loved the variety in this piece! gorgeous!