The inspiration for the Art Bead Scene challenge for January is Landscape with Stars by Henri-Edmond Cross, watercolor over graphite on paper.
I have to admit that I usually participate in the Art Bead Scene challenge when the inspiration piece gives me an almost fully formed idea right away. I find when I spend a lot of time designing a piece, I end up not really liking it. Although I love this starry sky, the colors didn’t inspire me much. Then I thought why not try; it is supposed to be a challenge after all. So looked at my art beads and made five sketches for possible necklaces.
The first sketch on this front page is the one I decided to make with a few changes. I actually think I’ll make the bottom necklace at some point as well.
I chose this fabulous moon gazing hare pendant by Lesley Watt of THEA Elements. I think it fits well with the night sky in the picture, and I added some stars and iolite dangles to also reference the sky.