Before I show you what I made, I will show you the picture its based on...........................
A Hedgehog in a Landscape, 1643-51
9¼ x 15 in. 23.5 x 38 cm. bodycolor on vellum
by Giovanna Garzoni
I could not wait to make a piece based on this painting. Nature is such a big theme in my jewelry, that this was perfect! I also really liked the muted color palatte....all neutrals. I knew right away I wanted to use one of my fold formed leaves that I made, and some stones as well. I also thought I'd make a bracelet this time, something chunky, but I couldn't get it to lay right, so it became a necklace, and I am glad it did!
Artisan Clay, a nice slab nugget of fossil coral, one of my loopTloops in antiqued copper, some little drilled stones from a seller on etsy (I can't remember who, it was sooo long ago) and some awesome ribbon from Lisa Jurist~Mudhound Studio on etsy. I made the clasp and matching swirl link as well. Once I wore this necklace, I ended up wiring the leaf and smokefired bead together so the leaf wouldn't flip....I guess the different weights of them kept making it hang funny. I didn't get a pick of that, but its all on the back, so it doesn't really change the designs at all. I really like the creams, browns and greys together and will probably do more pieces in these colors.
So that is it, all thats on my bead table this wednesday. Whats on your bead table???