Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ABS Feb Challenge

This month's Art Bead Scene Challenge  is to be inspired by John Singer Sargent's painting Carnation, Lily,  Lily, Rose.  I just love the colors and warmth of this painting and built a necklace around similar colors.  Luckily I had just completed a pendant and toggle clasp that evoked the same color feeling.  I build the necklace around them.  I used Lapis Lazuli sticks and silver lantern beads to make the chain.  I warmed up the palette cooled off by the silver by adding a copper bee, and a piece of copper chain to attach the toggle clasp.  Oh, and  the bar on the toggle clasp is also a copper hue.

Thank you for looking in on me today.


  1. Beautiful piece and congrats on finishing what you set out to do! I love the toggle clasp and lapis is one of my favorite stones. Thanks for sharing your process with us.

  2. Thank you! You have given me a direction for my own entry, and since I promised that I would do one each month, I better get crackin' that whip!
    So pretty this one!
    Enjoy the day.

  3. The copper picks up the glow of the lanterns in the painting in a very nice way.


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