I should not be struggling with this month's Art Bead Scene challenge as much as I am. I mean, I am really familiar with Kandinsky's work. We actually have a really cool Kandinsky painting in the collection at the Museum where I work. I like bright colors in jewelry, so this painting doesn't pose a color challenge. I have to admit. I really had a hard time coming up with this design to submit for the challenge. So although it looks simple in design, it really took some time to put it together. I tried to bring in the colors from the painting without them looking really gawdy. Thank God I found this cool lampwork bead from the Orange Bell with orange and white circles in the center. It's perfect for this piece. I used other lampwork glass from The Orange Bell on the other side as well. The fringe chain in the front mimics the circles from the painting. The Green Girl Studios tube bead was kind of funky and I've been wanting to use it for a while so I created a hook clasp out of it with some galvanized steel wire. The hand-made fused silver links on the left are from Lynn Davis.
I am looking forward to seeing what painting will be the theme for July's challenge!
Read more about how you can submit your designs for the Art Bead Scene here.


  1. Wow - you've captured it - it is fabulous. I love it! What a great selection of beads and the simplicity, it really works!

  2. Thanks a lot Beth! I like the simplicity of it too. The painting is really un-fussy. It's quite symmetrical and the necklace is quite the opposite, but I think it works.

  3. That is lovely! And it must be nice to work in a museum!

  4. Super cool design Lorelei! I love those pops of color that lead your eye on a journey around the necklace! I am struggling with my design as well...more of a no-time-to-create vibe and a missing-some-key-components problem. I just need to get a few simple things really to make it happen. Hope I can do that today. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the day! Erin

  5. Lorelei
    This piece is amazing! I love all of the elements you used. I'm definitely struggling with this theme as I generally don't create with bold and geometric colors... I just love what you did with yours. And Congrats on the ArtBeads blogger program...I love that bracelet you created for it!

  6. This is a really cool necklace and a bit different from your usual design:)

    Funky Monkey girl,

  7. very cool... and very you! i think that is what i love so much about the art bead scene challenges, you get to see all of the different interpretations that are so reflective of the creators...

  8. Thank you all for your sweet comments about my ABS piece! I love hearing the feedback!

  9. Girl, you are brilliant!

    I think this is one of the best interpretation of Kadinsky's work.


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