I will keep this post short and sweet (for me, that is LOL) as I have already posted today for Tanya Goodwin's Shibori Ribbon Challenge. This necklace is my entry for the Art Bead Scene Challenge April 2014, which is this painting:
Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green), 1877-79 by Edgar Degas
Pastel and Gouache on Paper 26" x 14" (66 x 36 cm)
**with selected palette by colour guru Brandi Hussey of Brandi Girl Blog**
The painting has bold colours well illuminated in Brandi's palette. As always, I learned a lot about an influential painter. As a tribute to the many contrasting aspects of Degas' style, I included both romantic motifs and rather more modern components. Hope you like it :)
The little design in the Nancy Schindler pendant has always been a "dancing fairy" to my mind. Below is a grouping of little apricot flower bead caps which look like miniature dancers' skirts. The cord part of the necklace features bold lampwork discs by the inimitable Julie Burgard, Aztec Picasso Czech beads in a variety of blue-greens, and chunky dyed and hand-carved Indonesian bone beads. Strung on charcoal waxed linen with a commercial flowery button for closure (just because it was the one I really liked in this design).
Thanks for visiting, and be sure to check the ABS flickr page for lots more designs inspired by Swaying Dancer.