I have made a personal goal for myself to try to complete a piece for the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge at least every couple of months this year. February’s challenge is based on Heijinja, a woodblock print by the Japanese artist Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995), which features a striking red building, surrounded by softer colours in the blossom-laden tree, the people, birds and so on.
(Please note this art is copyrighted and is to be used only as inspiration.)
I recently acquired a flower pendant from Australian ceramic artist Natalie Fletcher-Jones (Peruzi) in a shade close to that vibrant deep red colour. I paired it with Czech glass rondelles and rounds in muted shades of red, brown and that denim-y blue seen in the palette above, strung onto a denim blue waxed linen cord and gunmetal chain. A simple pair of earrings in the same colours are also knotted onto waxed linen.