I was looking for a fun distraction yesterday and an excuse to pull out some of my new beads so I thought, hey I should play along with this month’s Art Bead Scene challenge! I love the color palette and delicate line work of our inspiration painting this month.
I grabbed a pair of lovely rose colored enamel bead caps from my talented friend Anne of Gardanne Beads. I had these Green Girl Studio leaves in my stash for a while and thought they were just what I needed for a pair or rose inspired earrings. I used new disk beads that I recently created that seem to fit the bill as thorns.
The back of the earrings have a secret message: “Love Life”. Which has been particularly meaningful to me lately as one of my parents battles with an illness. Each day is a gift and the world is filled with so many amazing things. Who knew one could pack so much meaning into a tiny pair of earrings!
On the back of this Green Girl Studio pendant it reads “Life is a rose beware the thorns.” And that is just so true. Life is beautiful but not without it’s challenges.
Along with the rose pendant I stacked a ceramic bead from White Clover
Kiln from my new bead kindred spirit Mary Hubbard and then paired it
with another one of those thorn looking disk beads.