Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge: September

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:

AABR001204 Persia by George Barbier (1882 - 1932)
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.

Take some time to check out the Art Bead Scene blog for their Featured Designer of the Week, who will be chosen by the editors of the blog. The one featured this week is Elisabeth Auld, and her piece is just beautiful!
maryharding said...

What a beautiful piece you created. Love the colors and the delicate leaf pattern.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

What a lovely piece! I love the patina...I gotta get some of that stuff.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love the patina too !!! I wanted to do this but I'm overloaded - beautiful naecklace !

Pretty Things said...

That's just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I love your interpretation!!! My favorite that I have seen so far! Great job! Beautiful work! Loooooovvvvveeee It!

stregata said...

Wonderful interpretation of the painting! Absolutely awesome!!