Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ophelia's Flowers - June Art Bead Scene Challenge Piece

Ophelia by Odilon Redon
June's Art Bead Scene challenge piece is Ophelia by Odilon Redon. 

Ophelia's Flowers
Mom and I found this piece very challenging for us, or I should say mom did.  Mom really did not find the painting appealing and was not enthused about working with the challenge piece this month.  I had an idea of sawing out the face of Ophelia and then enameling the piece in the colors of the painting and maybe adding some millifiori at the end to add some of the images of the flowers to the piece.  As you can see with the above image that did not happen.  So, instead we "Improvised, Adapted and Overcame".

Mom and I love BeeTree by m.e. polymer clay beads and mom has a nice stash from her Etsy shop.  So, Mom combined the Lemonade Skies Rose bead set, some of the lampwork glass beads I made (green base with "Fiesta" frit on top), and accented with yellow freshwater pearls and Czech beads to create our piece.

I thought the beads captured the colors found in the painting by Redon.  I really love how the floral beads and the frit beads capture the yellows and greens found in the painting.  We even find some of the blues and pinks for the painting in the "Fiesta" frit beads.

We hope you enjoyed a tour of our June Art Bead Scene Challenge piece.  If you would like to see what other artists created please head on over to the Art Bead Scene Flickr site.  Enjoy!!!


  1. Looks like you did a super job! Very pretty piece.

  2. Beautiful! The necklace is soft and feminie, love the roses.


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