Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Art Bead Scene....Beneath the Sea Challenge

I am one of the new team members for Art Bead Scene....and I
couldn't be more honored or excited!  This months challenge revolves
around a painting that is over 350 years old and it is all about goodies from
Beneath the Sea.

I picked out the honey and brown tones and made a batch of sea shells out of
ceramic clay.  I made some connectors to keep the flow of the necklace moving.
I also used a few of my new crescent roll up beads, a 16g wire swirl accent seed beads,
 antique bronze chain, a fun fish lobster claw clasp and wax linen.  The earrings are wire
 wrapped with 24g antique bronze wire and seed bead accents.

Here is a close up picture of the earrings

I hope you like my design!  I plan on taking it to a gallery that is on
Captiva Island, near Fort Myers, Florida.  A lucky lady will scoop up
this treasure set from Beneath the Sea!

If you'd like to learn more about me and my ceramic beads, please visit


  1. Love love love your necklace and earrings Michelle. And those new roll up beads are just the perfect touch. What a delight to so many of your treasures in one place!!!

  2. Love what you've down here, Michelle. So interesting seeing the different colours that each of us has been drawn to.

  3. Quite beautiful! I like how you stayed in 1 color pallette

  4. Quite beautiful! I like how you stayed in 1 color pallette

  5. That's really beautiful, Michelle!! Your ceramic creations are incredibly realistic - perfect texture. The color choice is really lovely. xo -- Julie

  6. Loving the wire work with your ceramics, Miss Michelle! I think that someone will be very lucky indeed to wear this mermaid's treasure!

  7. If I had not read your comments I would have thought the shells were real! Excellent job on them. I so totally love the set. If I lived closer to Sanibel I would hop over and get them.