Tuesday, December 26, 2017

December Art Bead Scene Challenge

Title: Still Life with Tulips and Fruit Bowl
By: Susan Valadon
Date: 1924
Medium: Oil on Canvas

Every month the Art Bead Scene challenges their readers to create jewelry inspired by the featured artwork. The only rule is that you must use at least one art bead in your piece!  This month's inspiration piece is perfect for Christmas time.  I love the reds and greens in  "Still Life with Tulips and Fruit Bowl" by Susan Valadon.  Suzanne Valadon (1865 - 1938) was a French painter and artists’ model who was born in France.  In 1894, Valadon became the first woman painter admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. 

  Red Rose Art Necklace by BayMoonDesign

                                    Red Rose Art Necklace by BayMoonDesign

I used a lampwork bead with deep red, olive green and navy blue in it.  I added a handmade green head pin and a brass bead cap to it.  I used red glass beads in the necklace to brighten the color palette.  I spaced the green blister pearls with small brown pearls. I also used  jasper and special a handmade fiber and paper bead of my creation.  I included a pretty polymer clay red rose art bead by Leah Curtis.  I love how the necklace turned out.  It is available for purchase HERE.  I think it would make a very special gift.


  1. This is extremely pretty. I love how you used the pearls and included so many special elements.

  2. Lush and rich, dripping with texture tantalizing the eye.

  3. There is a pop of color and a hint of dark shades in your necklace. You also interpreted the contrast in a very clever way using the strong red against pastel colors. I didn't cope with the contrast with my design. Love this necklace!