I mentioned before that the painting reminded me of feathers which led me to pull out some beads and striped disks from my collection. I paired them up with lampwork from Sea of Glass, ceramic rounds from White Clover Kiln and the word bead from Diane Hawkey. I wanted something that pulled in all those wonderful colors. I used the dark textured chain to ground the colors. You can find that chain from Stinky Dog Beads.
My next necklace features the most amazing art bead that I picked up at Bead Fest last year from artist Kris Schaible. I spent such a long time admiring her beads, I think I looked at everyone at least 5 times. I finally picked this bead, the colors called to me and the black outlines reminded me of butterfly wings. I kept the design simple with a lampwork bead from Sea of Glass and one of my bird beads. Again another fancy chain from Stinky Dog Beads.
So my question this week is why haven’t you entered our monthly challenge yet? Leave a comment below for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Humblebeads.com. We will pick one random winner on Friday.
Need more inspiration? Check out the $150 worth of beads we are giving away this month!