This is one of my newest necklace designs and features a vintage Japanese woodcut. It is featured this week in the customer gallery (click on Community tab) at ArtBeads.
I love these vintage Japanese woodcut images! They are very popular with my customers, too. The colors in the graphics are amazing, and many of them are included in the Fall 2009 Fashion Color Forecast. Lots of warm olive, majolica blue, honey, etc. And I enhanced the pendants with carved jade, rainbow soochow jade, salmon-peridot Czech glass rondelled purchased at ArtBeads (they have the best selection of Czech glass anywhere!), olive jade rounds and sweet little 3-petal Czech glass flowers I purchased at Etsy.
Here is another necklace featuring one of the woodcut images. This is the Japanese Waves Necklace. I LOVE the blue color of the waves. I enhanced this pendant with Hidden Valley Jasper, a/k/a Succor Creek Jasper or Owyhee Jasper, a carved brass Dragon bead, Red Impression Jasper, and Aqua Fire Agate.