I was looking back through my posts and realized that it has been a whole year since I've participated in the Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge. Where did the time go? Well, I didn't want another month to go by without submitting a piece of jewelry, so without further ado, I give you Forest Echoes:
The inspiration piece is a painting by Marc Franz called "Deer in the Forest", and you can read more about it on the Art Bead Scene blog:
I love the juxtaposition of the soft but vibrant colors with the geometric and orderly shapes that the artist incorporated into his work. When I pulled my enameled piece out of the kiln, I was so surprised to see similar colors and shapes that I just knew it had to be part of this month's challenge piece.
I made the focal from copper sheet and added a lovely little lampwork bead from Mary Cobble at Firebabies on Etsy. The handmade chain (which I love and you will possibly see again soon in my Bead Soup pieces) adds to the organic feel of the piece, while the ribbon echoes the softness of the colors and movement in the inspiration piece.
If you can, take a few minutes to check out the other entries on the ABS Flickr page!