Saturday, November 21, 2015

Art Bead Scene November Monthly Challenge

Autumn flowers
by Marguerite Zorach
Autumn flowers by Marguerite Zorach is the Art Bead Scene inspiration piece for November, 2015.  The colors are bright and fresh just as autumn days.  This piece reminds me that autumn is  filled with clear, crisp bright colors. Just look at the autumn sky and changing colors of the leaves!  

The color palette of this month's inspiration is a mix of muddy, tertiary colors. It offers the pop of teal, cornflower blue, olive green and wonderful rusty oranges.

I selected a handmade component by artisan Heather Powers of Humblebeads with the oranges, olive greens, and muddy browns and grays, I was drawn to it by the colors and the fox. Jumping fox component has a sly little fox running through a birch forest. I love the muted earthy hues The fox has a special meaning to my daughter and I plan to give it to her for her birthday,

Jumping Fox Bracelet by Bay Moon Design

other side of Jumping Fox bracelet by Bay Moon Design
I read the  Leather Bracelet with Micro Screws Nuts Tutorial by Powers of Humblebeads on her blog and I decided to give it a try.  A real plus in this tutorial is that it lists component and where to locate them.  It also has great directions with photos.  I did deviate from the tutorial slightly when I used  her fox component.  It didn't have holes on each end like the bracelet bar in the tutorial.  I had to create a loop and connect it to the jump ring and leave enough room to make a messy wrap next to the component.  I then ran the wire horizontally through the component and make another loop.  I used this loop to attach to the jump ring.  Once again I left enough room to make a messy wrap next to the component.   Now, that I made the bracelet I have mastered a new skill.  Micro screws and nuts make this a no-fail project with very minimal tools and no riveting experience needed!  In fact, I had the tools.  I just needed to get the leather, E hook clasp, jump rings, micro screw and nuts from Lima Beads

Now, go on and give this a try.  It is easy peasy!


  1. This bracelet is gorgeous - on it's own and as an interpretation of the inspiration piece. Thanks for the tip on the tutorial as weel!

  2. It's beautiful! I am sure that your daughter will love it.

  3. I love the rustic quality and the animal life too. I love bracelets like this for an anyday kinda day with jeans and a t-shirt. Beautiful!