"The White Rose and the Red Rose" 1902
by Margaret Macdonald
Other than the beige/tan background colors, the mauve stands out as the most dominant color. As I looked through my art bead drawers, my eyes settled on a (porcelain?) flower pendant made by Andrew Thornton. He had tucked it inside an order as a thank you and I'm thrilled to have found a great use for it! It's hard to tell in my pictures, but it has a nice shimmer to it that I love.
I chose mostly beads with pink or rosy tones to them and also pulled in additional tiny touches of pink by adding seed beads to the jump rings that connect my beaded links. I didn't want to go all monochromatic though so I also picked some Czech glass and a Swarovski crystal pearl in shades of blue and green. In honor of the shell used in the original (on the original?), I added one little shell bead in white and tan to the mix.
My blue and green may pop out a little too much... I can see how one might want to go with the more muted tones. That bright blue especially spoke to me and I had to include those pops.
I will have this piece for sale during the Art Wander later this month. Hopefully the right person comes along for this one!