I had a string of 5 months of Art Bead Scene Blog monthly challenge entries, but November and December...it just wasn't going to happen.  The break was good for us both no doubt :-)  This month the inspiration picture grabbed me right away.  It's called "Brown River" by Wayne Thiebaud.  Thiebaud is a California artist, and I felt like I recognized the subject of this picture right away - it looks so much like the rice fields in and around Sacramento, where my husband's parents live.  Take a look...



I have some orange Alisha White glass disks that I have been dying to use in a project (used one in the October ABS) and I thought they fit with the color palette pretty well.  I just so happened to have put some of my JulsBeads treasures in the same tin during a minor clean up effort earlier today, and was struck by how the blues and other earth tones complemented the orange.  I kept looking through some of the treasures that have collected on my desk and found a square etched copper piece that I won from Lorelei some months ago.  I had a couple-inch remnant of chain, just enough copper colored Soft Flex wire and a small toggle also orphaned on my desk to help it all come together.


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6 Comments

  1. This is beautiful Elizabeth! Well done!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Elisabeth! Your ABS challenge contribution is beautiful.

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  3. I love the copper in this one!

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  4. I love those orange discs - very pretty with the copper pendant.

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  5. So pretty! I love the copper etched piece. And especially how it all comes together randomly. That is exactly what happens in the party that is my bead table! Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  6. Oh sweetie, you have really done my etching justice!! So glad to see it used in such a beautiful piece!!! Thanks for sharing
    ~Sharon~ aka MoonRae

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