Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green), 1877-79
by Edgar Degas
For some reason the round full tutus of the dancers in green in the foreground made me think of some of the porcelain flower beads that I bought from Tracee Dock of The Classic Bead when we visited her in Kansas City last year. Sure enough, a couple of the pendants had similar colors going on and the roundness of a full ballet skirt.
I pulled together some light green gemstone beads from a couple of strands of mixed beads... some of them fluted. I also found one orangey-peach fluted bead in the mix. I wanted more of the orange color from the girls in the background so I added some orange and very pale green Czech glass rondelles into the mix.