Emperor Huizong (1082–1135, r. 1101–1125)
ChineseHandscroll; ink and color on silk; 11 x 18 in. (27.9 x 45.7 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
John M. Crawford, Jr. Collection, Purchase, Douglas Dillon Gift, 1981After not submitting to the monthly Art Bead Scene challenge for a while (believe me, I've missed it), I have two entries so far for April! You can see the inspiration painting at the top, and above is the first necklace I have created. It features a colorful bird from the Vintage Grove line. He is holding a copper etched tablet from Jennifer Stumpf. He is surrounded by brass florals, green and gold agate, and faceted carnelian. And below here, you can see a bracelet that was inspired as well. The art bead is a polymer clay bird from Sharon Palac at Bijoux Jardin. I used textured gold rounds and light blue ceramic rounds to pull colors from the bead. Ceramic lentils with Chinese writing on them bring in more characteristics from the painting.