June 16, 2024


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Masterpieces at Le Musee D'Orsay, Paris — Beadaholique

Masterpieces at Le Musee D’Orsay, Paris — Beadaholique

In previous blog posts we have found color inspiration in flowers, vintage labels, and the work of William Morris. Now we take a trip to Paris and gain inspiration from three lovely pieces of work on display at the Musee D’Orsay in Paris. This is a magnificent museum, housed in an old railway station dating to 1900. The location is spectacular in that it sits on the bank of the river Seine and is surrounded by typical Parisian cafes and shops. It is best known for hosting an amazing collection of impressionist paintings as well as furniture, sculpture, and decorative items. I have had the pleasure of visiting this museum on several occasions, and each time I walk away feeling inspired. I hope the artwork and coordinating beads that you find below will inspire you as well! 

Coquelicots – Monet

Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Green Terra Agate, Round 8mm (15 Inch Strand)

Toho Aiko Seed Beads, 11/0 #324 ‘Prairie Green Gold Luster’ (4 Grams)

Toho Aiko Seed Beads, 11/0 #369 ‘Orange Creme-Lined Black Diamond’ (4 Grams)

Toho Aiko Seed Beads, 11/0 #1205 ‘Marbled Blue-Tone White’ (4 Grams)

Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Orange Multi Opal (1 Strand)

Czech Glass Beads, Wild Rose Flower 14mm, Amber Transparent with Picasso Finish and Turquoise Wash, by Raven’s Journey (1 Strand)

PRESTIGE Crystal, #5328 Bicone Bead 5mm, Metallic Sunshine (1 Piece)

PRESTIGE Crystal, #5328 Bicone Bead 4mm, Padparadscha (1 Piece) 


Bal du Moulin de la Galetto – Renoir

Toho Aiko Seed Beads, 11/0 #PF2120 ‘PermaFinish Translucent Silver-Lined Soft Pink’ (4 Grams)

Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Blue Sodalite, Round 4mm (8 Inch Strand)

Czech Glass Beads, Lily Flower 9x10mm, Teal Turquoise Opaque with Picasso and Copper Wash, by Raven’s Journey (1 Strand)

True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Micro Spacer Beads 2x3mm, Honey Drizzle (100 Pieces)

Czech Glass Beads, Faceted Bottom Cut Drop 8mm, Aqua Blue Opal,Purple Bronze, 1 Str, Raven’s Journey

Czech Glass Beads, Sun Wheel 13mm, Ivory Opaque with Dark Bronze Wash, by Raven’s Journey (1 Strand) 

L’église d’Auvers-sur-Oise, vue du chevet – Van Gogh

Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, #216 Opaque Royal Blue Luster (2.5″ Tube)

Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, Opaque Green AB DB163 (2.5″ Tube)

Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, #389 Matte Opaque Light Terracotta (2.5″ Tube)

CzechMates Glass, 2-Hole Crescent Beads 10×4.5mm, Matte Blue Iris (2.5″ Tube)

Czech Preciosa Glass Ripple Beads 12mm, Matte California Green and Gold (36 Pieces)

Czech Glass Beads Faceted Rondelle 3x5mm Aqua Green Opaline Silk, Gold Marbled, 1 Str, Raven’s Journey

Toho Aiko Seed Beads, 11/0 #1515 ‘Fiber-Optic Lawn Green’ (4 Grams)

Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, Silver Lined Light Honey DB1458 (2.5″ Tube)

Czech Fire Polished Glass, 6mm Round Beads, Dark Neon Blue (1 Strand)