OTTBS Challenge – January 2014

For their first challenge of 2014, the OTTBS group are challenging members to create something inspired by a famous painting.

I’ve chosen Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ as my inspiration. There is something special about Van Gogh’s moving night sky with its curved swirling clouds, glowing stars and luminescent crescent moon. In a seeming simple painting there are a lot of interesting features which capture attention.

The Starry Night

Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Inspired by ‘Starry Night’ I have created a simple cabochon necklace with a peyote bezel and a picot edge. The sodalite cabochon and round beads mimic the swirling blue patterns and depth found in the painting.

OTTBS Challenge - January 2014 - 640w

Materials: Sodalite cabochon and round beads, Miyuki seed beads Size 11 matte metallic purple iris, and Size 15 sparkling peridot lined crystal, blue lined blue AB.



  1. Beautiful!..can you fill me in on who OTTBS is…thanks. Great work, your necklace really connects with the picture!

    1. Thank you! OTTBS is a facebook beading group – you can find them by searching for Operation Tackle That Bead Stash. 🙂

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