Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hidden in the Snow

If you look closely, snow isn't really white - those bits of crystallized water show every color possible!

"Hidden in the Snow" is my submission for the Art Bead Scene December monthly challenge. Here's the inspiration piece:

It's Winter Landscape by Wassily Kandinsky, circa 1909. He certainly understood that snow isn't white!

I've not been a very active participant in the monthly challenges - the time frame is a large difficulty for me, as I seldom seem to have an appropriate "art bead" in my stash (beaded beads are not allowed for some reason). With no local bead store - the closest is 3 hours away - I have to rely on online bead shops and by the time I order and actually receive my focal bead, there's not much time left to create a submission.

I've increased my stash and hopefully this will allow me to actively participate more in the coming year.

This necklace does use beads from my stash, combined with freeform peyote stitch and an Italian mesh wire base.

Available for purchase here.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous and perfect! Love your interpretation.

  2. A delightful interpretation of this month's painting! Love the clustered focals, and how you've mimicked Kandinsky's flashes of color in your freeform sections.

  3. I love it Miss Kelly! Such a rich landscape of color that Kandinsky painted! It is vibrant and full of life, just like this necklace. Really stunning what you do with seed beads. I love it! Enjoy the day! And thanks again for joining us on the ABS journey! Erin

  4. A lovely piece. Your freeform Peyote stitch is fantastic!