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Rose Mallow Necklace

About this design:

This is my entry in the July ArtBeadScene challenge.

The painting providing the inspiration this month is "Morning in the Garden at Vaucresson," by Edouard Vuillard.

I created the cylindrical focal bead pendant from translucent polymer clay, using an image transfer technique. The image depicted is a rose mallow bush. The translucent clay was layered onto a base clay of soft butter yellow. The translucent clay makes it appear the image is floating on the surface, and it has a soft luminescence.

I kept to the Garden theme by creating matching rose beads from polymer clay, which compliment the centers of the rose mallow in the image. I embellished the focal with Vintaj Magnolia leaf bead caps and added Vintaj's Deco Vines Filigree components, which are appropriate for the time the painting was created; and faceted, round Swarovski crystal with an AB finish, to symbolize the sparkle of early morning dew drops.


polymer clay, vintaj natural brass, swarovski crystal

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  1. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Another beautiful piece Linda…looks like a winner to me.

  2. CAS
    CAS says:

    Serenely beautiful Lynda … utterly era-appropriate & simply lovely. Fingers crossed for you that this is the winning piece.

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Hands down your a winner with this piece I love it

  4. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Fabulous design, Lynda! I cross my fingers for you! :-)

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  6. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    This is really nice! I love everything about it.

  7. Pam E aka funky tulip
    Pam E aka funky tulip says:

    stunning — great focal and a wonderful setting for it

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you so much, everyone! :)

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    Fenya says:

    Very romantic. Good luck!

  10. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    It is a winner :)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    I won! I can’t believe it! The necklace was one of the winners in this month’s ArtBeadScene challenge! Yippy! First time I’ve ever won!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Congrats Lynda, on this lovely piece!! :-D
    You’re ALWAYS a winner with us chicks!!
    You are amazing at what you do!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you so much, Mary. You are all just awesome, and I love and appreciate all of you and your always encouraging and supportive comments! You ladies are the best! :)

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