Saturday, November 12, 2011

November Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge

Madonna Pietra degli Scrovigni 
by Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) 
Watercolour, gouache and gum arabic, 30.9in × 24.1 in.

The art chosen for the ABS November Monthly Challenge  is so lovely and romantic!  The earthy color pallet is definitely right up my alley and my mind was immediately flooded with design ideas.  

About a year ago I had won a beautiful bronze Art Nouveau Stile Floreal Sunflower Connector, made by the talented Cindy Gimbrone, and I knew it would be perfect for this piece.
  The necklace I made also includes a wire wrapped focal of yellow leopardskin jasper, wire wrapped topaz colored glass rounds, antique brass colored chain, seed beads and a Vintaj clasp.  

Since my necklace was leaning more towards the browns of the color pallet, to add a bit of color, I incorporated some silk ribbon in shades of green and red, an oval piece of moonstone and peridot.

Visit the Art Bead Scene flickr group to see the other wonderful entries submitted for this months challenge.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Kym, your necklace is gorgeous I love your design.

  2. Thank you for including the Stile Floreal connector in your lovely piece of jewelry! I'm always so excited to see what designers do with my work. Looking at the photo I remember sanding the bronze by hand to bring out the shine but that's nothing compared to how your design makes the necklace sing! Bravo!!