Perfect Pairings :: Karin Slaton + Nora Pero

These polymer clay petals from artist Nora Pero were an exciting find for Karin Slaton who is joining us again after a hiatus from the challenge. The color and the shape recall the orchid in the inspiration painting so perfectly. The complex beadwork that Miss Karin created to go with it features a bead soup in the darker tones from Brandi’s palette and is lush and over the top, like the dripping moss and hanging vines in the jungle locale of the painting. I also love reading about process and I was fascinated by the idea that Karin came up with to add structure to her piece. Welcome back, Miss Karin! This is gorgeous!
Featured Designer ::Karin Slaton


Featured Bead Artist :: Nora Pero


Just a friendly reminder… We
have a slightly new format for uploading your pictures for consideration
for the Perfect Pairings each Wednesday, as well as the Monthly
Challenge Recap post. We are now using Pinterest! You can find more details in this post about the exciting new changes, including a board devoted to art beads inspired by the monthly challenge! (Ooh! Look! More pretty beads to lust after!) 
Pretty please make sure that you
link to your picture in Pinterest so that I have someplace to attribute
the picture to! And don’t forget to tell us about those art beads!
Deadline to get
your pictures posted to the Pinterest boards for the creation of the
Monthly Challenge Recap post is Thursday, November 27th…Thanksgiving! Get them in early this month! Let’s see what you

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4 Comment

  1. Ann Schroeder
    November 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    This is a gorgeous necklace! Lush is right. I love it.

  2. AntiquityTravelers
    November 26, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Indeed it is gorgeous! I saw this over on Karin's blog and thought just how wonderfully she'd captured the feel of the art this month with that touch of rain forest she was going for.

  3. BackstoryBeads
    November 26, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks to the editors for giving us such a fantastic painting for inspiration this month. Warm yellows, golds, lush pinks, earthy greens and neutral earth tints – it's been fascinating to see everyone's unique interpretations!

  4. Kathy Lindemer
    November 26, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    It is a really pretty necklace. Great colors and design!

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