Thursday, October 12, 2017

Art Bead Scene: October 2017

Seriously, how is it already October?!?  We've been on the run (and now I'm heading out to a jewelry making retreat in Michigan) but somehow I managed to get something made for the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge.  You can read all about the art and the artist over on the ABS blog HERE.

Title: Madame De Pompadour
By: Francois Boucher
Date: 1756
Medium: Oil on Canvas

I love the colors in this painting are so luscious!  The composition isn't totally up my alley, but I can roll with it.  As I was looking through my art beads, I gravitated toward a fancy flower pendant by Nancy Adams of Round Rabbit (boy I miss her beads now that she's not selling ceramics anymore!) that I've been holding onto for a long time.  I added some fancy dangles made from Czech glass flowers and lots of brass bead caps to the pendant.  For the body of the necklace I used more Czech glass in shades of teal/turquoise and pink as well as some vintage lucite.

If Madame De Pompadour wasn't wearing that pink ribbon around her neck, I think this necklace would be a fine replacement!


  1. Beautiful, that RR center piece is lovely!!

  2. I love this color combination and what you did with the dangles. The pendant is beautiful and you "fancied it up" just enough to fit the challenge. I always love what you do!

  3. It is indeed gorgeous with lots of floral elements