Thursday, April 9, 2009

April ABS Challenge

This month's Art Bead Scene Blog Challenge revolves around this painting:

The Birth of Venus
Sandro Botticelli, c. 1482–1486

When I saw it, the first thing that came to mind was that I needed to get a Goddess bead from an artist. I chose Mamacita Beadworks Wise Mama. I liked her because she has a tree on her back to follow the theme of trees on the right side of the painting. From there, the ideas just started flowing to make the focal a sort of altered art/mixed media pendant. I decoupaged Venus's face onto both sides of a flat shell bead. I found a green wood ring to attach the body to so that I could also attach the head and a shell at the bottom.
The rest of the necklace is composed of chunky quartz beads that remind me of beach glass - blue prominent on one side for the water and peachy pink on the other side for the robes. I found a diamond shaped stone to use as a toggle clasp and attached a wing charm to symbolize the angel on the left. The back of the necklace has copper chain. I mixed metals of copper, brass and silver in this necklace.Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway - I pick the winner tomorrow!!!

3 comments:

SueBeads said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice, Heather! I picked up shells just like that at Hilton Head a couple weeks ago! They are on my dresser, waiting to be something!

sharon said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMG Heather, this is soooooo awesome, your creativity is unbelievable!!

Lorelei said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This turned out incredible. You should be so proud! ART JEWELRY AT IT'S FINEST!! Send that baby into a mag!!