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Sunday, April 24, 2011

ABS March challenge.. Finches and Bamboo

Finches and Bamboo, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Emperor Huizong (1082–1135, r. 1101–1125) Chinese

Handscroll; 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, 1981

My original though when I saw this piece was that it looked like it was painted onto Dichroic glass so that's what I used!   I made one large focal and a number of smaller beads in assorted shades of topaz and dichro with 'bamboo' leaves painted onto the bead with a stringer...  With the exception of a couple of copper plated clay Mykanos beads everything in the necklace was made by me!

To see other entries in this challenge check out the Art Bead Scene April Challenge post


Pricilla said...

I LOVE the colors and your piece is beautiful

BluMoon said...

Lovely soft colours in that picture Lynne and your necklace works so well!

Kate said...

Love this piece! All your components are fantastic but that focal bead is STUNNING!