I shared this painting in July and finally stole away some time to make beads inspired by the colors and designs of the lilies and lanterns. The painting is John Singer Sargent's Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. Oh how I love art history!
Little lantern beads on a dusky blue background. Again the lanterns are under transparent clay for a dreamy, subdued effect. I think these ones are my favorite. In fact, I liked it so much I created this necklace:
Lantern Bead, gunmetal tassel and chain, coin pearls in copper and silvery/blue. All the gunmetal findings are from Rings & Things.
And of course, I whipped up a set of disk beads to round out the collection. You can never have too many disk beads! The lily bead is one that I created a while ago and has been hanging out in my shop. I have these beads listed on etsy in the quantities that I have available.
Match these beads up with:
Gunmetal, antiqued copper, dark wood, muscovite, iolite, sodalite, pearls in copper and blue.
I really enjoyed making this series and will revisit it later next week, I didn't get through all the canes I had sketched and would like to transition into more purple/blue shades like the painting. So do you have a favorite? Surprised to see a somewhat round bead from me? I always love to hear from you! Happy Creating!