Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Entry in Art Bead Scene's July Challenge - Rose Mallow Garden Necklace

The painting providing the inspiration for this month's Art Bead Scene challenge is "Morning in the Garden at Vaucresson," by Edouard Vuillard.

I created the cylindrical focal bead pendant from translucent polymer clay, using an image transfer technique. The image depicted is a rose mallow bush. The translucent clay was layered onto a base clay of soft butter yellow. The translucent clay makes it appear the image is floating on the surface, and it has a soft luminescence.

JULY ABS Entry - Garden Necklace

I kept to the Garden theme by creating matching rose beads from polymer clay, which compliment the centers of the rose mallow in the image. I embellished the focal with Vintaj Magnolia leaf bead caps and added Vintaj's Deco Vines Filigree components, which are appropriate for the time the painting was created; and faceted, round Swarovski crystal with an AB finish, to symbolize the sparkle of early morning dew drops.

JULY ABS Entry - Garden Necklace

17 comments:

m.e. said...

This has such a GORGEOUS heirloom quality !!!
I feel like I want to make up a story for it.Some wonderful romantic tale.

"She knew she would meet him in the garden at midnight.She decided to wear the necklace with the roses....."
m.e. :)

SueBeads said...

It's gorgeous! I love the victorian feel!

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Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you so much, my friends. Your encouragement and support mean everything to me. :)

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Lupe Meter said...

What a gorgeous creation! I love the victorian look and colors are just lovely...love that focal pendant that you created...awesome!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you so much, Lupe!

Ann Krake said...

Absolutely stunning! You really captured the style and feel of the painting!

Silver Charm Bracelet said...

This has been successfully been given a heritage and antique look...love the look of the piece and has to be carefully worn with elegant and clothing.

Marcia P. said...

Gorgeous!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you so much for all the lovely compliments, ladies!

Heather Powers said...

I love the vintage quality of the piece. The pendant is amazing and I love the bead caps.

stacilouise said...

What a gorgeous piece! Very very nicely done. Love the romantic quality of it.

Kristen said...

This pendant is so beautiful, very romantic.

missficklemedia.com said...

This. is. STUNNING. I do so love your soft romantic tubes.

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you very much, everyone! I'm so happy you like the necklace!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Woo hoo! This necklace was one of the winners at ABS this month! I won a $50 GC from Kylie Parry! Yay!