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August Art Bead Scene Challenge

Summer Thunder by Hosteen KlahWeaving, Wood

This textile is a wonderful inspiration for August.  The colors, so earthy and warm, make me think about the upcoming fall.  For this month's challenge, I knew I was going to use beads by Pat Antonick of Heliotrope Studio.  Pat has a studio which is about a 15 minute drive from my home.  She doesn't have an Etsy store, but she recently started a Facebook page.  Pat sells beads in order to purchase supplies for several of her endeavors.  She makes jewelry, ceramic beads, portrait quilts, and assemblage art to name a few.  If you are ever near Dayton, Ohio, be sure to stop by her studio.

Due to time constraints, I went with earrings this time around.

Lampwork Fossil Beads by Donna Millard
Ceramic Leaf Dangles by Pat Antonick

Lampwork Saucer Beads by Melissa? (Ebay)
Ceramic Turtle Dangles by Pat Antonick

My Favorite
Ceramic Beads and Spirit Man Dangle
by Pat Antonick

I had a lot of fun with this challenge and am looking forward to September's ABS challenge.  Thank you for stopping by and comments are welcome.


  1. Very creative way to capture the spirit of the inspiration.

  2. beautiful earrings. I love the last pair.

  3. Lovely earrings, the Butterscotch and Fudge turtles(lol) my fav.

  4. Thank you so much for leaving me a comment Renetha. I love the organic rustic look of your earrings very inspirational!


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