This month’s Art Bead Scene Challenge is Picasso’s Two Acrobats with a Dog, a beautiful, peaceful painting which uses multiple shades of blue, but also includes touches of rosy pink, golden browns, grey and sunny yellow.
There were two things that initially caught my eye in this painting, first the colourful diamond pattern on the adult acrobat’s costume, and second, the boy’s face – so serious yet serene. I’ve therefore chosen to focus on these elements rather than the overwhelmingly blue colour scheme.
My necklace design features a serene looking sculpted face cabochon art bead from Natalie Fletcher, which is attached to a filigree square and embellished with seed beads in gold, bronze and pale pink, and pale blue pinch beads. The brass peanut link chain showcases some stunning vintage Czech rounded rectangle beads with a pattern that immediately reminded me of the acrobat’s tights. These beads are interesting in that they are pale blue on one side and a warm topaz brown / olive green colour on the other side. The necklace also includes faceted pink turquoise beaded beads, brass beads, bronze faceted fire polished beads and mushroom brown lampwork beads.
This was an enjoyable design to make, thanks to Art Bead Scene’s editors for this month’s art inspiration..