Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde

Monday, June 4, 2012

Frida Kahlo

This week's Challenge for the 52 earrings in a year project on Yahoo was Frida Kahlo.  If I had enough energy, I would make a photo transfer of one of my favorite Kahlo works," Self Portrait with 4 monkeys".

Instead, I looked around at my stash.  I found some beads I had made a while back that reminded me of the Tropical background she had used in this painting. Mine are a bit more colorful, but I do get a definite "Bird of Paradise" feeling when I look at them.  The end beads are metal spacers that I painted with the Vintaj Patinas. I did find that the color will chip away if you are twisting metal using round nose pliers next to them.
Frida Earring #I

Frida Earring #2


  1. Beautiful earrings Julee, they need to be on Etsy. Open a shop immediately!

  2. What a gorgeous depiction of equatorial foliage on those beads! The tiny spacers are just the right touch, too.

  3. What awesome earrings. Great translation of painting to bead.