Landscape with Stars
by Henri-Edmond Cross
Watercolor over graphite on paper
Date: ca. 1905–1908
Image Credit: www.metmuseum.org
I had lots of fun gathering beads to pull out the colors in the pendant. I had a crazy number of choices on my bead mat for a while, but I narrowed it down to a mix of Czech glass, lapis, natural sapphire, and yellow quartz. I also worked one faceted hessonite garnet into the design to pick up on the reddish color of two of the fireflies. (That color really isn't in the inspiration artwork, but I'm taking some liberties!)
I feel like I'm finally getting back into the swing of things as far as creating. I'm looking forward to some good studio time this weekend and hope to have more new designs to share with you soon! Thanks for stopping by!