This month, Erin has given us a beautiful pointillist painting as inspiration. I love impressionist painting and I am fascinated by how one can create an image with thousands of tiny dots! I hadn't heard of the Iles d'Or, so I did a little research and now it's on my bucket list of places to visit! Take a look at the islands here
Erin picked some lovely beads to go with this painting. I picked up some of these - the citrine chips, the gold luster hematite chips, the turquoise-dyed howlite chips and the aqua blue shell nuggets. Then, I found more chip-sized beads to fill in the other colors on the palette - blue-dyed quartzite and amethyst. My thought was to reproduce the painting in miniature in a pendant of some kind. I couldn't decide - should I work with some resin, resin clay or wire.
Well, I started this post two weeks ago and as I was drinking my coffee and catching up on facebook this morning, much to my surprise, the date of the reveal was here! I had thought I had a couple more days. So, my big ideas were reduced to something simpler!
First, here are the beads I used:
And, here is the necklace I created:
|Distant Island Necklace|
Well, I'm off to check the turkey to see if it's defrosting fast enough to go into the oven in the morning.
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!