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Southwest Landscapes Series - Corn Maiden II Necklace and Earrings

About this design:

This is my entry in Art Bead Scene's September challenge, the theme of which is based on a quilt created in 1965 by Lillie Mae Pettway (1927-1990), one of a group of women who live/lived in the isolated African-American hamlet of Gee's Bend, Alabama. A collection of the quilts is part of an exhibition at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

I am a quilter, too. I learned from my mother, who learned from her grandmothers. I wanted to try and come up with a variation of the Log Cabin quilting pattern in polymer. I also made some in a few other pieces in other color palettes.


polymer clay, horn bone, Red Jasper, Copper, Terra Cotta clay

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lynda very stunning set and a fav love. Best wishes in Art Beads Scene’s September Challenge. I am a quilter too need to get back into the swing of it!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Forget to mention the colors here just make this one pops!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you very much, Alice. :)

  4. CAS
    CAS says:

    Gorgeous … gorgeous … and more gorgeous! Lynda you are an artist extrodinere without a doubt.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    What beautiful earthy, Southwest colors! Best of luck in winning the ABS Challenge! It’s gorgeous, Lynda!

    Just wondering, how do you think this type of pendant would look with the bail on the point, made into a diamond shape? Hmmmm…..?!! :-)

  6. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Looking good Lynda! Good luck :-)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, friends.

    Mary, I’ll try it and let you know. :)

  8. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Lynda, just love this set in both colorways! I too am a quilter and thought ‘quilt’ the minute I saw the pendant. Best wishes in the challenge!! SLS

  9. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Absolutely amazing Lynda! Both colors are just WOW! A definite winner in my book! :) (I just collect quilts now, gave up the tiny little stitches…)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, Shannon and Cookie!

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Lynda these are absolutely amazing…I am not a quilter but these do in fact look like quilt designs! Good luck with the challenge, but you are always #1 with me!! These are stunning :)

  12. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lynda, you’ve done it (once again!) — You’ve totally amazed me with your talents!!! :D These are fabulous creations! Wishing you tons of luck in the Challenge! :D

    I don’t quilt, either, but I do love the various quilt patterns. It is incredible how you combine your colors and designs to look like a quilt pattern, Lynda! :D

    I like Mary’s idea of positioning a pendant so it looks like a diamond shape. I’ve done that with several of my fused glass pendants and have been pleased with the look. 8)

  13. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    My hats off to you for such beautiful pieces. You are so multitalented! Your work with polymer clay is incredible. I’ve worked with it before but never really got into it. Nice job!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, Judith, C and Lynn! This is easier than it might look to achieve. It is a “controlled marbling” technique using scrap clay, which can pile up in an array of colors.

    Lynn, are you sure you like it, with all that ORANGE? :) LOL


  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Tee hee — Lynda, you know me so well!!! ;)

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

    Lynda, these are just amazing.

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    Janet Miriam says:

    WOW! All I can say is TOTALLY AMAZING!!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Yes, I do, Lynn! :)

    Thank you, Pam and Janet!

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