For January, Sarajo's husband Eric went full out colorful with this gorgeous photograph he took of a lorakeet. You can read what he wrote about this month's challenge photo here.
I love rainbows and these turned out just as I had pictured - not something that's been happening regularly lately! Next I needed to decide how to put some together and after several starts I wasn't completely happy with, I decided on this ...
The birds are copper mass produced beads I've had forever and the black beads are glass. Sets of the rainbow beads are not up in my online store yet, but should be sometime tomorrow.
I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get any beads entered in the Art Bead Scene Studio monthly challenge after several kiln mishaps, but I just squeezed in these beads from sprig molds I made with lavender from our farm.
They have multiple layers of stain and are finished with a clear fired glaze. Several of these are up in the store now at stoneypointstudio.com Below is the inspiration photo for this month and you can see how others interpreted it here.
|Spring, Frances MacDonald, c.1900-1905, watercolor on linen.|
Happy Creating! Deborah
I love your rainbow beads and the colorful birdie bracelet you made with them! As the proud owners of 3 new kittens, I hear you about wardrobe choices. I've been sporting all my best sweatshirts and soft pants lately... nothing razor sharp kitty claws might snag and ruin! Someday they'll calm down a bit. Thanks for playing along with us this month! Check back on February 1st to see what Eric dreams up for us next.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Three new kittens sound wonderful - so much fun!Delete
Fantastic colors on those beads! This turned out great.ReplyDelete