Saturday, December 4, 2010

NECKLACE, Inspired by: The Captive Robin, John Anster Fitzgerald, c.1864

So I made the jewelry for the Art Bead Monthly Challenge using one of my own polymer clay and gemstone beads! This painting was one of two that we could choose for our inspiration. As you'll see below, I chose a red, orange and yellow color palette using Red Jasper, orange Serpentine, yellow Swarovski (citrine), and lustrous red freshwater pearls. Copper findings. The focal bead is handmade by myself from polymer clay using my fingers and a ton of patience. Each petal and leaf is formed by hand, and gently placed. Vines are hand-rolled. The carnelian cabochon is held in place by vines and leaves. Then the entire bead was coated with polymer clay sealant. =^.^= I was seriously tempted to add blue to this design, but to be honest... while I was stringing I forgot all about the blues. *laughs* Regardless, I think this necklace turned out great!

If you're interested in custom flower beads with or without cabochons, you can contact me at or . While you're at it, visit my ArtFire shop. LOTS of handmade goodies, with the current emphasis on earrings of all descriptions. Plus, everything is on SALE this weekend! Time to stock up for the holidays! ;)


  1. View more pictures of the necklace on my flickr here:

  2. Necklace now available for purchase through ArtFire! !

  3. Thanks for participating! I love the earthy color palette you chose.
    Enjoy the day!

  4. Thanks, Erin! I loved participating, and I plan on doing it more often! :)



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