Thursday, September 18, 2008

Contest to enter TODAY

Enter the Art Bead Scene September challenge and you could win fame, fortune and a copy of my book! The challenge is to combine art beads with filigree and you can find out how to enter here.

We love the Art Bead Scene folks and their challenges. Try mixing some of Melanie Brooks-Lukas' beads and steam stones with ornate filigree. These are available at Panopolie right now...I would mix the steam stones with gunmetal filigree for a real technoVictorian feel.

You could also blend Elaine Ray's lovely glazed beads with some filigree. Try mixing the lentil beads with some floral filigree like the one pictured here. They are about the same size in real life, even if they don't look it here on my blog. If you want to do a bit of bending to the filigree, stick with the Antique Brass finish, it bends more easily and looks great with the organic finish on the beads. Elaine's beads are available on line or at Ornamentea.

So go, start designing...