Monday, October 18, 2010

Margie and Me - #80 Weis Church Fresco

I've really been wanting to go Rococo/Baroque lately. I think the use of gold metallics and shiny shimmery pastels is very Christmasy, so it seemed as good a time as any to go Rococo!
This week, I've chosen #80 Weis Church Fresco from Margie Deeb's book, the Beader's Color Palette.
Here is a snapshot of the ceiling fresco.

 As you can see, the emphasis is on blue with accenting pinks and golds. I think these are the colors to focus on, as it can get a little overwhelming I think if you try to incorporate too many of the colors.
I tried running it through the color generator, and it just wasn't coming through with the right colors, so I've just posted a picture here, you might want to do a little hunting on your own for some different pictures, and remember that Margie includes the Delica numbers in her book.

 This is a photo of the church, you can see the round shape where the ceiling fresco would be.
Okay, here are the "rules"
-You'll have two weeks to create your inspiration piece. It can be anything, bead embroidery, beadweaving, stringing...
- On October 30th. Post a picture of your piece to your blog, or flickr, and leave a link on my blog entry so everyone can visit, or send a picture to me and I'll post it here if you don't have a blog.
- Be sure to check out Margie Deeb's book, The Beader's Color Palette for a better explanation of our color inspiration and for exact bead colors.

Finally, I'd like to show you Shirley's piece, she e-mailed it to me over the weekend, and I meant to update my current post with it, but never found the time, so here's Shirley's piece inspired by the Lady with the Ermine. I'm loving the curly shell beads and the handmade peyote spacers, great job!

Last but not least, a HUGE THANK YOU to all my beady chicas that played along with me for the last color challenge. I'm glad that you found the challenge challenging, but I'm really glad that you participated, it gave me a little added encouragement to create and stick with it.


  1. Very pretty combo. Looking forward to the reveal!

  2. Gorgeous selection - that ceiling is magnificent. I am sure I have some beads that would work for this one. Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates!


  3. Blues accented with pink and gold. This is gonna be a challenge--I rarely work with that colour combination. I'm following your blog now!

  4. I am fascinated with this! Hmmmmm I have to think this is not my normal color combo either.

  5. I've done one piece so far, which turned out little resemblance to the colours in the painting. I'm thinking plotting thoughts about doing another in softer shades.