It’s no secret I am a fan of the Art Elements group. Their blog is always filled with inspiration and great art. I was very pleased to be able to participate as this month’s components are lampwork scarabs made by Sue Kennedy of Sue Beads.
The inspiration for my design is a necklace from ancient Egypt located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I designed these with recycled glass my friend bought for me in Ghana, cultured sea glass, vintage Japanese faux coral, Czech glass beads, brass, and paint. Here are the earrings:
Since I love dangles, and prefer shorter necklaces, this is my version of the necklace.
I hope Sue likes what I made with her awesome bead.
Of course, she makes them in several colors; collect them all! Hmmm…I wonder if faux coral scarabs are on the horizon. It would be cool to make a bracelet of lapis, turquoise, and coral lampwork scarabs.
I loved these beads the moment Sue posted her first one on social media. When I saw this color, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. Here is a great video by Tracy Statler in case you want to make one also. I would recommend tying knots at the ends so the final adjustment bead (I didn’t use a pony bead) can’t come off. I started with one yard of silk sari and one foot of that was used for the knots, so two feet wrapped round my wrist three times. The blue sparkle lampwork spacers were made by Samantha Capeling of Venus Art Glass and the other bead is vintage glass I cut off a broken bellydancer’s belt.
I am really pleased with it, as I made it to wear with my David Bowie necklace. Space scarabs!
Please join the blog hop and see what everyone else has made with Sue’s awesome beads.