I have been reading the Art Bead Scene blog for a few years and it’s a wonderful blog dedicated to art beads with features on art bead artists, inside the studio highlights, jewelry designs and jewelry tutorials. Art Bead Scene hosts a fabulous monthly design challenge that incorporates art beads and is based on a work of art. I usually read the challenge, view the entries, enjoy and move on. But in July, I decided to participate and submit a design to their Flickr pool for the monthly challenge and low and behold I ended up being chosen as a random winner! How lucky is that? I think it was a nudge from the universe for me to get involved and challenge myself artistically more often.
This was the July challenge:
The Little Mermaid, 1911 by Edmund Dulac
Pencil, pen, black ink and watercolour with scratching out on paper
12¼ x 9 7/8 in. (30.8 x 25.2 cm.)
This is the design I submitted to the Flickr pool:
Just for participating in the challenge, I was chosen as a random lucky winner and won these beautiful beads from Gaea Handmade!
Really, how gorgeous are these? I am so happy to have these jewel tone beauties in my bead stash and look forward to creating with them. Thank you Gaea Handmade and Art Bead Scene!
Click here to see the Art Bead Scene July Monthly Challenge Recap
Click here to read the Art Bead Scene blog.