The inspiration for this month’s challenge is Gustav Klimt’s painting, The Kiss. Our theme this month was picked by Beverly Herman of No Easy Beads. It’s the perfect painting for the month of romance! Your entry this month can be inspired by the colors, pattern or whatever you choose to focus on for your creation. Just remember to include at least one art bead in your design. A few places to start: wood beads, gold foil beads, frit lampwork glass in floral hues, brass filigree, and bronzite. We can’t wait to see what you create!
A winner will be randomly chosen from all the qualifying entries on March 1st. Our prize this month is a set of Florence White Frosty Sparkles lampwork beads by SueBeads. And a set of Golden Kiss beads from Humblebeads.
From all the entries during the month, an editor is going to pick their favorite design to be featured every Monday here on the ABS. We want to give our participants more time in the spotlight! Our Featured Designer will be this Monday, so get those entries in soon.
1. Create something using an art bead that fits within our monthly theme. This challenge is open to jewelry-makers, fiber artists, collage artist, etc. The art bead can be created by you or someone else. The challenge is to inspire those who use art beads and to see all the different ways art beads can be incorporated into your handiwork.
An art bead is a bead, charm, button or finding made by an independent artist. Art beads are the vision and handiwork of an individual artist. You can read more about art beads here.