Saturday, January 17, 2015

Art Beads to Inspire You For The ABS January Challenge

Painting Imagine Tomorrows World by  Hundertwasser

I have been very inspired by the wonderful colors and joyful designs in this work by Hundertwasser.  In my search for art beads for you to enjoy and to entice you to participate this month, I had a great time looking and here is what I found:

10 Ancient Corals Nuggets , Lampwork Beads , rustic looking  glass beads by Beadfairy Lampwork, SRA

Ancient Corals Nuggets by BeadFairy

6 Big  Artisan Statement Beads - Handmade from Polymer Clay
Artisan Statement Beads  by MargitBoehmer

A pair of orange and blue and natural and rustic earthy ceramic disc beads connectors; nr. B94
Rustic Ceramic Disk Beads by  HappyFishThings

v i v i d wilderness series - glass lampwork etched earring pair beads - vivid, southwest colors - rustic beads by Uglibeads
Glass Lampwork Beads by Julie Wong Sontag of Uglibeads

MISTY. Glass Lampwork Beads, Beaded Jewelry Art. Necklace, pendant. HUGE Single round Focal. Stainless Steel choker. Handmade by OPENSTUDIO.
Large Lampwork Bead by Laura Blanck of OpenStudioBeads

Graphic Blooms Bead Set (4) - Handmade Bead Set, Art Bead Set, Flower Beads, Art Beads

Graphic Red Bloom Beads by Something To Do Beads  Claire Lockwood Art Bead Scene Editor


Orange Poppy Pendant

                Poppy Pendant by Humblebeads  ABS Founder Heather Powers

Kalypso Seas handmade lentil focal bead Large bead by Ema K sra srajd ooak pink bead
Calypso Seas Lampwork Bead by EmaK Designs  ABS Editor

simple truths bundle #4
Simple Truths Bundle # 4  By ABS Editor  Erin Prais-Hintz

Handmade Round  Ceramic Toggle Clasp  Organic Textures  Bright Colors by Mary Harding
Round Toggle Clasp  Bright Colors by Mary Harding, ABS Editor

        Colorful Beads From Creative Impressions In Clay, ABS Editor  Tari Sasser

Scarlet - 2 small handwoven beads - handwoven beaded beads - handmade beads - seed bead beads
  Handmade Beaded Beads By Rebecca Anderson, ABS Editor, in The Curious Bead Shop

I hope you enjoyed this eye candy tour of art beads I found.  Hopefully  you are energized by their beauty and will  start making something for this month's ABS challenge.  Remember that we are now posting to Pinterest. 

Here are the particulars:

How to enter the Monthly Challenge:
1. You need to have a Pinterest account. Go get one ASAP if you don't have one already. It's easy, fun and inspiring. 
2. Email us at to get added to the monthly challenge board.
Subject: Monthly Challenge Board Request
Indicate if you want to be added to the Jewelry Board, Bead Board or both.
You will be emailed an invite to the board within 48 hours. Accept the invite and you are ready to pin your entries.
3. Two ways to pin your entry to the board.
Pin your photo from the internet (on your blog, Etsy shop, etc.) 
Add your photo directly from your computer

Create something using an art bead that fits within our monthly theme. We post the art to be used as your inspiration to create. This challenge is open to jewelry-makers, fiber artists, collage artist, etc. The art bead can be created by you or someone else. The challenge is to inspire those who use art beads and to see all the different ways art beads can be incorporated into your handiwork. 
An Art Bead must be used in your piece to qualify for the monthly challenge.
***Beads strung on a chain, by themselves and beads simply added to wire or cord will not be accepted.***
Please add the tag or title JAN ABS to your photos. Include a short description, who created the art beads and a link to your blog, if you have one.
 Photos are approved by our moderators, if a photo hasn't followed the guidelines it will not be approved. You may upload 2 entries per month.

• Beads Makers Pinterest Board-Art beads must be created by you and fit the Art Bead Scene's monthly challenge theme. They can be made for the challenge or ones you have made before. 2 entries per month are allowed. 
One entry will be picked by the editors on the 28th of each month for a free month of advertising on the Art Bead Scene. Bead entries have to be pinned by the 27th of the month.
Beads only - do not post jewelry on this board. If a post doesn't fit the challenge it will be deleted.

Thanks so  much for stopping by.


Unknown said...

Wonderful post! I loved every bead you included and these colors are so inspiring. I'm really enjoying the entries for this month.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! thank you so very much for including some of my beads! -- Julie

Claire Lockwood said...

What a beautiful selection, Mary! Thanks so much for including my beads!