Sunday, June 26, 2011

June Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge

Ophelia by Odilon Redon

c. 1900-05; Pastel on paper mounted on board, 19 7/8 x 26 1/2 in; The Woodner Collection 

I instantly fell in love with the art piece chosen for the June Art Bead Scene  Monthly Challenge.  It is such a lovely piece.  Very romantic and dreamy.  And I love the wonderful colors.  I saved the picture as my desktop background so that I would be inspired whenever my computer was up.  I had missed the April and May challenges, but I was able to complete the following piece for this months challenge.

The ceramic heart pendant was made by Nancy E. Schindler of The Rabbit Muse and the green lampwork beads were made by Sandi Carrico of Sassy Glass Designs.  As a connector, I cut the corners off of a Vintaj brass blank and stamped the word LOVE.  I added three pearls that I painted with nail polish, in colors that complimented the painting.  The necklace also includes Vintaj brass chain, clasp and findings, green silk sari ribbon and a strip of blue chiffon.

I've had a lot going on the last couple of months and it felt good to be able to complete the necklace before the deadline.  I look forward to seeing the art piece that is chosen for the July monthly challenge.
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  1. Kym, what a beautiful interpretation of this month's ABS pastel piece. I love how you combined a bit of rustic (the stamped metal link) with shiny (ceramic) and fiber elements.

  2. I love your interpretation, really beautiful, the inclusion of the fiber works so well

  3. I love the different textures in your piece. Beautiful!

  4. I love the combination of fiber,beads and metal. Gorgeous!