May 22, 2015

Art Bead Scene May Challenge: Augustin Lesage

This month's Art Bead Scene Challenge is to create jewelry or art beads using this untitled painting by Augustin Lesage for inspiration.  This painting made me dizzy.  There are so many little details, it becomes hard to focus on one aspect of the painting.  But I do have to say, Lesage was extremely talented to have composed this and other works from start to finish.  This photo is only a small part of the entire abstract composition.  Abstract is the focus of my design for this challenge.

What jewelry components do I have that are abstract?  A whole stash of lampwork beads.  But I wanted a lot of color and detail.  Then the idea hit me!  Fabric.  Here are the beads I made for this challenge.

There you have it.  Beads with lots of abstract details!  Now for the jewelry created using these fabric beads.  Are fabric beads considered art beads?  Not too sure.  But here is my design.

The ceramic beads were a surprise!  I won them for the Frida cuff I made for April's Art Bead Scene Challenge!  They are from NKP Designs.