Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Beautiful Picasso is the Inspiration for July Art Bead Challenge

Blue Floral Bracelet is inspired by Portrait of Olga in the Armchair, 1917 by Picasso
This elegant portrait of Picasso's wife,  dancer Olga Koklova is used as the inspiration for this month's Art Bead Scene Challenge.  The colors this month that I selected revolve around blue, green and golden yellows. 
(Please note this art is copyrighted and is to be used only as inspiration.)

The floral art bead that I decided to work with is in the center and is by Humblebeads. This is a blue bracelet by Bay Moon Design  and it is made with blue freshwater pearls, and beads of green leaves and yellow flowers.  The yellows and greens help to make the blues pop. Each headpin that holds a green leaf bead or flower bead is meticulously wire wrapped unto the bracelet with brass wire to bring out the yellows.  The bracelet is held together with a simple gold plated lobster clasp.

This months July Art Bead Scene inspiration and finding Humblebeads beautiful bracelet bar helped me to create this pretty summer bracelet.


  1. That is so lovely, Kathy! I'm still hoping to get a piece finished for this challenge too! The month is going so quickly though!

  2. I love that you pulled the blue, Kathy... it is very understated in this painting and looks so fresh with the green and yellow. Great design!