Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Art Bead Scene January Challenge Entry - Garden Nymph Necklace

Wow, it's been awhile since I've been on the blog.  I took a little vacation after finishing the faux bone and ivory tutorial.  I haven't opened a package of polymer in more than a month, but the cobwebs have cleared and I will be back in the studio later this week.  

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday, my friends; and I hope 2012 treats you well and that everyone stays healthy and happy. 

I cheated a little this month with my ABS entry.   I usually try to make a new piece for the challenges, but when I saw the theme, I decided to enter a necklace I'd already created.  
The theme this month is based on William Morris's Trellis Wallpaper, which features soft moss green and a baby pink which reminds me of Betsy Pease Gutmann's paintings of babies and children.
I created the pendant focal using an image transfer method for polymer clay. The digital image was created by Lynn Palazzo using one of the famous Victorian "Flower Girls" (Lynn, I hope you don't mind me using it again, it is still my favorite!)

I framed the pendant with antique brass finish filigree and Vintaj components.  Keeping to the floral/garden theme, I added Czech glass roses, Vintage Rose Swarovski crystal bicones and Swarovski Sand Opal Rounds, and tiny, luminescent glass seed pearls.  I also added Vintaj Natural Brass floral end caps, a bail created from Vintaj's Fanned Trellis filigree embellishment; and created a chain using Vintaj Blossoming Duet fastenables. 


Georgene Lockwood said...

I absolutely LOVE this design. Everything about it. Makes me want to learn how to do image transfer on polymer clay. Inspiring!

lucia hsu said...

linda, it's beautiful and i've "missed" you this month!...like any of us has had the time to go bloghopping! a month w/o polymer?! you must be in withdrawal big-time! i wore the antique santa and asian snow pendants all month and received more compliments than ever!!
happy new year..good health to us all in 2012!
xo lucia

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you so much, Georgene! That means a lot! Happy New Year!

Thank you, Lucia. I did some non-polymer items, but I am anxious to get back to the clay, too. Happy New Year, my friend!

Diane said...

Glad you're back Lynda. I have checked in a couple of times to see if there was anything new on your blog and I was wondering if everything was okay. I hope you had a relaxing Christmas.

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Hey, Diane! Thank you, you are very kind to check on me! :)

I took a little break to rest my brain a little, but I am back and raring to get started again.

Pearl and Pebble said...

What a beautiful and romantic piece! Absolutley GORGEOUS!!

Therese's Treasures said...

Just one word... Gorgeous!

Sharyl said...

I think I commented on this elsewhere, but it's worth repeating... this is just a beautifully designed piece and so very elegant--like something from another era.