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Porcelain Art Bead Inspiration (Inspired by Artwork from Virginia Frances Sterrett)

Here we are starting journey #2, and I am wowed by how inspiring Virginia’s work is for me. I feel like I could draw endless inspiration from her paintings! Time only allowed me to make inspiration’s from two of the three paintings


Allow me to show you what I have so far.

If you know me at all, then you KNOW I am inspired by deer!! So of course the deer was the first thing to catch my eye in Virginia’s painting,” Blondine Threw Her Arms Around Him”. A rare albino deer at that!! Oh I just had to create a porcelain pendant with that as the main focus!


So many patterns come out at me in this painting. Here are a couple of porcelain earring charms I came up with.


And here a porcelain pendant.


Something I find so neat, is that we all have unique perspectives, and though we all can look at the same painting, we will all see it through a different lense. A really cool recent example of this is when I saw Loralee’s (our very own earring whisperer) post with earrings she made inspired by the black and white checkerboard floor in the painting (pictured right below) read full post here https://www.artbeadscenestudio.com/the-earring-whisperer-journey-two-inspiration-the-fairy-tale-world-of-virginia-frances-sterrett/.


It was absolutely no surprise to me that the floor caught her eye. I have known her amazing designs to often include bold combinations of black and white! But what did totally surprise me, was that as much as I had been looking at this painting, I had completely missed the bold floor! The very thing that caught her eye from the beginning! Just another reason these challenges are fun…. we get a glimpse of how others see things through their lense!

Here is a quote I love; “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” -Dr. Wayne Dyer.   

Moving onto Virginia’s painting, “Blondine and the Tortoise”. Here is a porcelain tortoise pendant I created, inspired by Virginia’s tortoise. Another creature I am crazy about! I don’t usually use black as a background for my work, but I just might have to start more often! I like it! That is what I love most about these art inspiration challenges…they push us….out of our “normal”, or our comfort zone. This is such a great way to grow as an artist or designer!


Scales fascinate me! And  this painting is full of them! I made some little porcelain charms filled with tiny scales.

I so enjoyed playing along and making beads for this challenge! I look forward to see what others create from their perspective!

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4 Comment

  1. Loralee Kolton
    February 22, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    OMG I’m crrrrraaaazy about these!!! Outstanding!! I hope some will be available!! LOL wowowowowowwowow

  2. Loralee Kolton
    February 22, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Oh, gosh, and thank you for the mention – Yay, so happy you liked them!

  3. Sarajo Wentling
    February 23, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Swooning over here! All of these are amazing!!!

  4. Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry
    February 23, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Oh, these are beautiful pieces! Love the scaly ones, but I’m partial to the deer and turtle focals. Just gorgeous! ♥

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