Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Art Bead Scene Submission for February



The Art Bead Scene theme for this month is The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. I have had the good fortune to see this painting in the original when it came to the National Gallery in Ottawa, Canada. I have always, it seems, loved Klimt's work. For this submission, I made a ceramic pendant stamped from a Klimt syle stamp and then I hand painted the glaze in colors from the painting. I used a wonderful brass chain I got from Etsy (JemsGems) and wire wrapped black ABS and orange Swarovski crystals. I used some puff yellow agate beads which I also wire wrapped. I was so excited when I discovered that I could lay a link from the chain across the top of the pendant so that it blended in better with the necklace. I guess you can tell that I loved making this one.

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful, so original, and has your touches all over it. Wonderful!

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  2. Wow Lynn,
    I am really excited that you wrote in about my Klimt necklace. I had a great time making it and am so glad you like it.

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  3. Just beautiful Mary, what a great combination and that pendant is wonderful.

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  4. Thanks Linda for stopping and leaving such a nice comment on my necklace. I am on my way to read about your barrel firing.

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  5. Wow, what a beauty! You should seriously sell these pendants, Mary. Truly gorgeous. I love the colors!

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  6. How great that you stopped by Jennifer and thank you for the great feedback. I love oranges and yellows and I notice in your work you do too.

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  7. i saw the kiss when it was in Ottawa too. what an amazing show, i still think about it all the time. i just wandered into your blog from the 'random' link on the beadmakers blog ring. your beads are so lovely.

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