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About this design:

this is my April ABS challenge entry .
This month's painting is "Finches and Bamboo " by Emperor Huizong
Interesting color combination's, Wonderful realism and graceful simplicity.
I tried hard to capture it all!!!
Surprisingly this piece turned out to be very "wearable "
I plan to wear it to my youngest daughter's college graduation in May !
I'm a very proud mom!!!
m.e. :)




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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Mary Ellen this is beautiful and a fav!

  2. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    What a gorgeous necklace. I love the components and the way the strands of wire (?) fan out. The flowers are beautiful due. Congratulations to your daughter for her graduation.

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    What a show stopper simply beautiful. Congrats to your daughter

  4. The baroque Princess
    The baroque Princess says:

    very unique, I loved it right when it popped up!

  5. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Stunning!

  6. Steph
    Steph says:

    WOW is all I can say, that really is art

  7. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow, this is an amazing piece, Mary Ellen! It is definitely my favorite of yours so far (although they’re ALL in my favorites!). It has so much movement and interest, and it’s nature-inspired, so how could I not love it?! I just adore everything about it! :D

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    OHHHH!! M.E.!!!! I love it!!
    You’ve captured the theme perfectly and I love the light and airy feel of your design!! Gorgeous!! :-D

  9. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Gorgeous!!

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    Reet says:

    Wow, what a beauty!

  11. Mary Ellen Parker
    Mary Ellen Parker says:

    Thank you all very,very much!!!
    I am thrilled you like this !!!
    I had the idea as soon as I saw the inspiration painting.But,the construction took me awhile to figure out!
    Per usual,my brain was faster than my fingers…LOL!!!!
    m.e.:D

  12. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Wow!

  13. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    I went and looked at the art piece, yours is an incredibly beautiful interpretation of a beautiful piece.

  14. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    OMG… this is stunning!

  15. Mich
    Mich says:

    How unique and stunning!!

  16. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Love it…straight to my faves!!

  17. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    what a fabulous creation !!!

  18. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Wow. amazing!

  19. nutkitten
    nutkitten says:

    All I can say is WOW, wish I was that talented. This is great!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Absolutely breathtaking, M.E.! I think I know who I will see featured next Monday morning at ABS! :)

  21. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Would someone explain me, stubido, what means M.E.????

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    :-D Don’t fret Arja, m.e. is Mary Ellen. ;-)

  23. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Ahhh, what a beautiful design … good luck with the challenge … I’m feeling positive things will be coming your way!! SLS

  24. jewel  in NP
    jewel in NP says:

    very beautiful you captured the painting & the spirit the painting envokes Congrads to the graduate and the proud mom

  25. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Gorgeous! Congrats!

  26. Carola
    Carola says:

    Stunning…..

  27. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    This is totally exquisite and awesomely creative!!! Obviously a FAV :D

  28. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Fantastic!

  29. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Great design! ;)

  30. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    OMG! This is a breathtaking piece of art, Mary Ellen! And my first thought was ‘how comfortable would this be to wear?’ – but you already answered it!

    This should take first place at ABS!

  31. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Mary Ellen, what a stunning piece of wearable art! You definitely captured the essence of the painting! :D I’m sure you’ll take first place with this gorgeous necklace! :D

    Congrats to you and your daughter upon her upcoming graduation from college! What an exciting time in both of your lives! :D

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    I knew it! I told you I would see this necklace at ABS! Congratulations on being the featured artist for this stunning statement piece, M.E.!

    Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.artbeadscene.blogspot.com

  33. Mary Ellen Parker
    Mary Ellen Parker says:

    Thank you all so very ,very much !!!
    I’ll admit it …I’m doin’ a happy dance !!!
    LOL!!! m.e. :D

  34. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    WOWEEE!! :)

  35. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Eye popping georgous!

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    Melissa S says:

    I want a How To on this necklace!!!!!

  37. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    WOW!!! DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!

  38. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    This just gave me goose bumps!

  39. Jewelry by JG
    Jewelry by JG says:

    Thisis wild – I love it!

  40. J Short
    J Short says:

    Wow!

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    C Thirus says:

    All I can say is this has got to be one of the most incredible and beautiful pieces I have seen. Congratulations to you and your daughter on her graduation.

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    C Thirus says:

    Is there a “how to” for this?

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