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Color Riot

About this design:

This piece is my entry for the March Art Bead Scene challenge based on a painting by Franz Marc. There was so much color and energy in the painting so I hope that translated into my design. This is a little out of my normal design comfort zone, but that's a good thing!

You can check out the inspiration here:


Enameled copper pendant by Becka Beads, Copper plated clasp and jump ring by Nunn Design, Malachite, Lapis, Carnelian, Shell, Czech glass, and a couple of varieties of jasper.

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  1. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Beautiful pendant and I love all the color you have designed with it. Good luck in the March Art Bead Scene.

  2. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Wow gorgeous colors!
    Good luck!

  3. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Wow – is right!! This is so pretty and is a great representation of the painting! Love it. :)

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    Ed C says:

    You have chosen great beads to go with the pendant.

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I love it! What a riot of color!

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    JC Hamm says:

    I think it looks like an artists palet, absolutly gorgeous, and I love the way the clasp bring your eyes to the painted pendant.
    Fab design, going into my faves!! :)

  7. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Thanks so much everyone! Y’all are going to make me blush! I really want to do more mixing it up in the color department and this is a riotous start! I tend to keep my designs in one color or color family… I envy those who mix pops of different colors effortlessly!

  8. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I saw your entry on the Flickr page and this is a wonderfully put together response to the painting. A gorgeous pendant. Getting out of our usual design mode is why these challenges are good for us, right?

  9. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Gorgeous necklace, Sarajo ! Never be afraid of causing a color riot – - -

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Wow! This is an eye-popper! Fab colors! Good luck!

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    Grandma Rae says:

    Love this! The colors are so rich and beautiful!

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    What a stunner! The pendant is gorgeous, I actually thought it was a painted scene. Your stones and beads perfectly compliment and bring out the colors of the pendant.

  13. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Holy Jumpin’! I am in love. Absolutely amazing!

    (I will also be very surprised if anyone knows where “holy jumpin’” comes from)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Wowza! The joint is jumpin’ and so is this necklace! I love the colors and the pendant is awesome~~great piece!

  15. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    @ Deb – I thought it was painted also

  16. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Fantastic! Fab colors!!! :)

  17. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Thanks again for the kind words everyone! I’m hoping someone will end up loving it enough to buy it from my Etsy site (or my next craft sale in April). Fingers crossed!

  18. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love the pendant you chose and the colors of the beads to bring out the pendant colors! Very nice!

  19. Frida
    Frida says:

    Fabulous colors! Great :D

  20. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic colors, good luck :D

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