Friday, June 10, 2011

All About Ophelia: Inspiration for the June Monthly Challenge

Sometimes the hardest part about the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge is just getting started. I will be going to the Bead & Button show and hope to buy some beads for this month's painting, but if you can't make it there, here are a few Etsy art beads and components that you will jump start your inspiration.

For your eye candy pleasure, a treasury that I created inspired by this month's challenge painting.

'All About Ophelia: June Art Bead Scene Challenge' by TesoriTrovati

Inspired by June 2011 Art Bead Scene challenge painting Ophelia by Odilon Redon, and the 7000 Bracelets for Hope challenge, I have gathered a collection of art beads and components that will help you join in the challenge!

Turquoise and Black Small re...

5 Double Flower Beads In Sun...


Ancient Goddess Beads I

Bubble Link

Handmade Raku Cabochon - Tur...

Jamn Coral Reef Silk Ribbons...

Southwestern Flowers Handmad...

Variety of Beach Stones

10 Little Ponds - Czech Glas...

silk sari ribbon sapphire HA...

3pcs round applique/embellis...

Cosmic Swirl Polymer Beads

zen lotus sterling silver ch...

Freshwater Pearl Baroque Nat...

HIGH SEAS - set of 5 glass b...

Don't forget that each Monday one of our editors chooses a winner from all the entries posted to the Flickr group. And I will host the blog tour on June 30th, so post your pictures with links to your blog post in the description on Flickr for me to add to the tour by June 29th.

This month, we are also encouraging you to use the blues in the palette to make a bracelet to donate to 7,000 Bracelets for Hope. If you are participating, please let us know in your description! Read more about this month's challenge by going to this post.

Erin Prais-Hintz writes about all things that inspire her at Treasures Found::Inspiration Is Everywhere. Her jewelry designs are one-of-a-kind made one-at-a-time. She collects quotes and dust and invites you to send her your favorite (quote - not dust!) to


Linda Starr said...

I'll check the links great inspiration here.

Malin de Koning said...

Great treasury! And hey, I already have the Little Pond ones from Zoe and Bruno. They are among the beads I took out for the challenge. Very suitable they are.

Grubbi said...

Ooo lovely things! Good thing I have bought my bits and pieces already otherwise my purse would be suffering right now!

Cillaw said...

7000 Bracelets for Hope is a great Idea and so easy for us beaders.

I posted in my blog and sent a bracelet.


Stories They Tell said...

Erin, thanks for including my little beads in your Ophelia Treasury! When I looked at the painting, I didn't think of them but you have a great eye for what works and they just might!