It's taken me a while, but I've finally finished my September Art Bead Scene Blog Monthly Challenge piece. Here is the inspiration for this month:
I was struck by the elegant curves of the individual elements in the inspiration picture: the feather in her hair, the leaves on the trees, the branches, her hands. I wanted to try to bring this graceful feeling into my piece while still allowing my style to show through.
Here's how I interpreted the elements from the inspiration picture:
I etched a piece of copper with a scroll pattern and soldered a bezel to it. I then used Missficklemedia's patinas to color the copper as well as the branch links from the chain in gold and deep red shades. I filled the bezel with another branch charm and ICE resin, and riveted sweet flower connectors to the front of the focal to achieve the look I was going for.