Art Bead Scene, Autumn, curved beads, earrings, handmade beads, leaf, magenta, OCT ABS, polymer clay, polymer clay beads, rust, ultramarine
With the new Bead category for the Art Bead Scene Monthly challenge, I dared to look at this month’s inspiration painting…
I may not have any beading supplies available, but I can still make some polymer clay beads!
I made a sheet of clay with blocks of colours from rust to cream and of course that magenta. I scratched in branching lines like the tree which I highlighted with white acrylic paint once I had folded cut out circles to form the beads. I also painted the edge of the beads with ultramarine acrylic paint to bring in some of the colour surprises of the painting.
I may have harmonised the colours too much. They don’t seem to pop as much as the painting. Maybe it’s because the bright yellow of the foreground is missing?
When I was finished making these beads there was enough clay for only two more smaller beads. Of course as soon as I have a pair of beads, I feel COMPELLED to make earrings.
They are pretty simple, but I only had my wire and those gold beads unpacked from making my Art Charms.
It feels really good to take part in the challenge again :).