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Painted Violets


About this design:

I've loved lacquerwork since I saw Russian fairytale boxes when I was a child. All I know of the artist who painted this piece is initials--B.L. signed on the back. So thanks, B.L.,for the pretty violets.

Components:

Painted lacquer pendant, seed beads, black metal bail and clasp

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    LOVE the colors in this and I love how you accented the pendant with the seed beads! It is GORGEOUS! ANOTHER stunner! :)

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Very pretty indeed. I love violets. This is a priceless work that should be on display and not sold. How lovely.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is so lovely! I have a collection of wooden Russian artist dolls, as well as the lacquer boxes, so this is right up my alley. I have also painted my own wooden dolls and plates in this sytle. Beautiful design and beadwork!

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Beautiful colors and great design.

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Love how you combined the seed beads to balance the piece! Beautiful!

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Fabulous design, Laud – - you pulled exactly the right colors out of the pendant to make a stunning necklace. The pendant itself is such a beauty – - -

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Laud, I’m in love with your design in this one! I love the ‘purple stations’ placed throughout the green ‘vine’. What a wonderful stitch you used. May I ask what it is called? You have quite an eye for balance and beauty in all your pieces. Great job! :)

  8. Laud
    Laud says:

    It’s a chain stitch from BEADED ALLURE by Kelly Wiess. *smiles* First book I bought on beading, and I was hooked.

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow, Laud! This piece is a stunner also! Your work should be in a gallery or museum gift shop! It certainly rivals what I see in the Smithsonian catalog!

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thanks Laud–I will definitely look into this! :)

  11. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    I think Gail Layne is right. Your work is so professional and polished,without looking commercialized. Those 2 colors are so fresh and clean. I’m
    a fool for that shade of “iris/Indigo” or whatever it is.

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    Nancy, the color’s called periwinkle, and LB has the beads. The clear greenish bead is citrus spritz, also LB.

    Thank you all for your kind comments. Have a lovely holiday!

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    It just screams *SPRING*. Such a great color combination. Perfect execution Laud. I just bought a really cute top that color that has little elbow patches of the periwinkle.

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