Polymer clay circus beads

Clawson's circus interpretation

Kate Clawson (OrganicOdysseys) with her polymer Carnival Necklace and Lynda Moseley with her Big Top transfer beads show life as a circus.

The two artists were responding to the ArtBeadScene’s February challenge to capture the Vestie Davis’ painting of Luna Park in beads. They both tell the stories of their creations and share their process on their blogs.

Moseley's circus poster transfer beads

This monthly challenge reminds me of Maureen Carlson’s story beads. What a great exercise.

The busy bright interpretations of the painting fit right in with my overscheduled day. I’m off to Baltimore.

Lynda’s Flickr page of image transfers from vintage fabrics is mouthwatering.

  • reply Jeannie ,

    They both really captured Luna Park. Kate won the weekly challenge. Great job ladies

    • reply Cindy Matthews ,

      They are terrific. First time I saw Lynda’s beads on Flickr I was in love. 🙂


      • reply Anita Brandon ,

        Both are just such fun and joyful pieces…… and so meticulously well-crafted.

        • reply Lisa Mackin ,

          I love that carnival necklace! My fantastic husband let me sleep in today and got the kids off to school for me – so I’ve barely got my eyes unstuck…and that necklace made me smile! That rarely happens before 11am.

          • reply Deb Tuchsen ,

            They are both fabulous artists and their pieces are stunning and so very fun! Gratz ladies!

            • reply Pippa Chandler ,

              What fantastic work! These gorgeous beads certainly cheered up a dark and dreary day here in the UK.

              I agree about Lynda’s Flickr pages being mouthwatering – there is always something gorgeous there to contemplate and be inspired by.

              Thanks for posting!

              • reply Lynda Moseley ,

                Oh, my! Cynthia, thank you so much for the honor of yet another feature on your wonderful blog. Image transfers are the most rewarding thing I have ever done, and I can’t help but think I must be doing something right with all the attention they are getting! LOL Truly, though, I cannot thank you enough. You are the best!

                Thank you also to my friends who have left such kind comments. You all inspire me every day!


                • reply Wandie Ortiz ,

                  I’m a huge fan of Lynda and Kates work. I’m amazed at the way they use their techniques in a unique and eye catching way.

                  • reply Lisa Gatz ,

                    Those are gorgeous and fun beads! I love Lynda’s work!

                    • reply marcia ,

                      Two of my favorites! Gorgeous work ladies!

                      • reply Christi Uliczny ,

                        Lynda is a master at image transfer and her faux and mica shift work is awe inspiring – these beads met the challenge! Congratulations, Lynda!

                        • reply Laurel Steven ,

                          Hugely talented ladies, both! I’m not usually a fan of the brights, but with a circus theme, it’s entirely different! Wonderful pieces.

                          • reply Sandra Davis ,

                            Thank you Cynthia for the Carlson’s story necklace. It is beautiful and sentimental.

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