May Art Elements Theme – Butterflies

It was my turn to pick the theme of the month for Art Elements and I chose Butterflies – seems appropriate for May! Even though we aren’t doing a blog hop anymore for the themes – you can see everyone’s work on Facebook group Art Elements Community or in Instagram with the hashtags #aethemechallenge or #aebutterflies – I decided to write a blog post anyways, because it’s been a while!

I had worked on this butterfly pendant with a cab by Jenny Davies-Reazor at an art gathering I attended several years ago but wanted to show it to you – I loved the cabochon’s colors!

Jenny gifted me with another butterfly cab so the first project I worked on was this! I love it!

I loved adding the flower embellishments – a little out of my comfort zone because I’m not a “fancy” person!

The next project was the butterfly bead mosaic. I’m not done, it’s not coming together the way I see in my head so I have to let it sit a bit. However, the one side of beads are glued down and ready for me to fill in the holes – that’s my issue, the 15s I’m using aren’t singing to me! (the first photo is the beads all arranged, the second photo is with the beads on one size glued down).

And finally, I attended one of Lisa Peters’ Art shows in Ceramic Art Bead Market on FaceBook and picked up two gorgeous butterfly cabs. This one was easy for me to finish!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my creations, and I hope you visit the facebook group Art Elements Community to check out what other people are making! Thanks for stopping by!