Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Diva's Weekly Challenge 91 - Beads of Courage

The challenge this week is in honor of the Diva's son Artoo's second birthday - Happy Birthday Artoo - and the organization Beads of Courage.   Beads of Courage is a charity that helps and supports children with a chronic illness or condition, please follow the link to find out more about the work of this wonderful organization.  To read more about this week's challenge and Atoo's courageous journey visit the Diva's site here.

OK, easy enough - just draw a string of beads on a tile and fill the beads with different tangles.  Before I could get to it another idea popped up.  Have no idea why or where it came from and not the typical project I would attempt but for some reason I decided to go with it and see what might appear.  The thought - to create a tile with real beads on it.  Going through the few beads I still have around - just one of many a stash of abandoned craft endeavors - I didn't find any beads that inspired me or would be easy to attach to a paper tile.  OK, time for plan B - had no idea what that might be.  Again no real thought process (that would be too easy!) the idea of making paper beads floated in.  Decided to go for it. Drew a few tangles on lightweight paper, added a bit of color, rolled them, strung them with purple thread and added them to the tile.

Beads of Courage
Zentangle Paper Beads on Florz

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20 comments:

ledenzer said...

I love the real beads against the tangled tile! It is a fabulous idea!

Cathy said...

Oh wow! This is so cool!

Ethyl Formate, AKA "Thelma" on SmugMug said...

Ditto, ditto! That really IS cool. I'm glad you told us those are real paper beads on your tile. My envy was about to choke me. Super, really super. Thank you for sharing, and inspiring. -- Candy

Shelly Beauch said...

Bonza idea!

Donald Wilka said...

Wow! Great idea. Would not have guessed they were paper beads. Look great. Like the tile.

jane eileen said...

Wow. Great interpretation!

Anne's tangle blog said...

What a great idea. It turned out so beautiful.

Greystringof fate said...

I was looking at your tile and thought WOW those beads look so real, then I read your post and went Oh they are REAL. Nice one - Love the Idea so much I may have to do this too!

Gloria said...

Wow! What a great project you did! I would have no idea how to make a bead of any sort1 The colors are gorgeous, and The background is great, too!

The Brunette said...

That is so cool, love the mixed media

Courtney Hanes said...

This is awesome. I never would have thought about this. Great interpretation and very inspiring!

Sue said...

Brilliant and beautiful... and thoughtful and thought provoking ...

janitam said...

beads, brilliant idea.

Didisch said...

AMAZING!!!!!

Lorraine said...

Absolutely Fab - U - Lous!!!!!

katydidsworld said...

This is so very cool! I love how you did the patterns on the paper beads. Wonderful!

Dawn said...

This is gorgeous and a brilliant idea! Love the color and the real beads on the tangled tile...so cool!!

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea, and such a lovely result.

Joyce

Lutka And Co. said...

What creativity! your tile rocks!

Creating said...

Wow, what a great idea. So much creativity. Beautiful.

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