Thursday, July 16, 2015

Art Bead Scene Editors Take The Challenge: July

                                        Still Life with Shells by Balthasar van der Aast  1640

Taking the challenge with the July Art Bead Scene painting, Still Life with Shells, has been a fun opportunity to beach comb like I did as a child, but this time the shells are made of ceramic clay!!  I used a shell I had on hand to help me make my imaginary sea creature homes into wearable beads.  I was inspired by the the yellow, browns and orange in Van der Aast's palette when it came time to add the glazes.
Here is a selection of what I made
                                        Bracelet bar or two hole pendant
                                                     Sea Shell Spiral Pendant
Beachcomber's Pendant




Dancing Sea Creature Pendant

I have added some of these to my Etsy shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Here are the links to all the  participants in the blog hop:
Mary Harding
Claire Lockwood
Michelle Ann McCarthy
Heather Powers

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