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November Art Bead Scene Entry - Stillman's Madonna


About this design:

This necklace is my entry in the November challenge sponsored by ArtBeadScene.blogspot.com. The theme of this month's challenge is the painting "Madonna Pietra degli Scrovigni" by Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927)

The pendant is an image transfer onto polymer clay, which I framed in brass and showcased with peridot glass bell beads and Siam Swarovksi crystal, Vintaj Brass flower bead caps and other antique brass finish components.

Components:

polymer clay, czech glass, swarovski crystal, vintaj natural brass, brass

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Lynda, this is a beauty! Good luck in the contest- this necklace deserves a prize!

  2. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    I have no doubt you will take first prize with this beauty, Lynda! Your design matches the time period wonderfully!

  3. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Beautiful and romantic!

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Lynda, this is spectacular! 8O

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, ladies!

  6. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Absolutely divine Lynda!!! You know I like this :-)

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    Connie Tomaszewski says:

    I love it.

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, Sarah and Connie! (Sarah, I knew you would. ;)

  9. Sunny Chick aka Diana
    Sunny Chick aka Diana says:

    Love this!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Fabulous !

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thanks again, everyone!

  12. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    When are they going to wise up and give you the Grand Prize???? This is GORGEOUS!

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    This is stunning, Lynda!!! What a fabulous necklace design to go with your beautiful pendant! Best of luck with the Challenge! :D

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, Sally and Lynn E!

    I was the grand prize winner last month, actually, or one of two. :) The winners are chosen at random every month. The real prize is being chosen as the artist of the week. Guess who got chosen for this week? ;)

    http://www.artbeadscene.blogspot.com

  15. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful, beautiful :)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, Julia!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    What a beautiful creation, Lynda!
    Very elegant and yet, there is a light and airy feel to it. Almost has a Gypsy flair to it!
    I love the Madonna theme!

    Congrats on winning grand prize! :-D

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thanks so much, Mary

  19. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    oh, how romantic! love it!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you!

  21. R Dudley-Howes
    R Dudley-Howes says:

    Again, just gorgeous!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thanks so much!

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