Friday, September 03, 2010

Art Bead Scene Challenge for September

I feel so bad that I didn't get my challenge piece completed for the August challenge that I stepped it up this month to finish early. Here is our challenge piece.

It is called Persia by George Barbier (1882-1932). I wanted to capture that sense of lightness with a touch of the exotic. Here is the piece I am submitting. I originally thought I would make some of the lace tree fronds but found this chain maile chain in copper that evokes that same feeling.

I just lucked out in finding some of the most perfect copper charms that are butterflies and flowers that match the flowers of the woman's dress. The glass art beads (blue and white with a reddish orange background and the reddish orange glass beads) were made by Kathy Lowe of All Fired Up Glass Beads. I decided at the last minute that the copper really didn't give the same orange feeling as the woman's dress so I added the carnelian briolettes for a little more color. I really like this piece and it's going to be hard to put it up for sale....humm maybe I'll keep it around for awhile.

If you are interested in participating in the monthly challenges you can check out the Art Bead Scene blog by clicking on the icon in the right hand column and then just go to Current Monthly Challenge.

Have a great Labor Day weekend and play safe.


  1. Wow! it is beautiful!, the detail on the pendant and every other element of your necklace is so 'Persia'! The carnelian briolettes are perfect... Love it.

  2. This turned out beautifully! Orange and blue is my favorite color combination. I love it!

  3. Ooooh, Dana, this is really gorgeous! I love how you combined all of the different elements for such a stunning finish. Very nice work indeed!

  4. What a beautiful necklace - the beads couldn't be more perfect for the project!



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