Sunday, March 24, 2013

March Challenge Necklace


Here is a little necklace I made for Art Bead Scene's March Challenge. I have been playing around with polymer clay, making rough, rustic, primitive style pendants and beads. I love to watch the "magic" happen with the layering, texturizing and painting. The pendant and focal bead are two examples. The two fabulous ceramic "eyes" are beads by Mary Ann Carroll. There are some of my chunky ceramic beads, earth stones, copper and glass. I curled up a clasp to finish it off.  I really was inspired by all the color in this month's challenge painting by Marc Franz. A woodland setting with sleeping deer. So peaceful and earthy. Quietude amidst the wonderful natural chaos of color and texture that one finds in such awesome spaces such as an untouched mountain forest.

4 comments:

  1. I love your array of shapes and colours, Tari. I was hopeful to finally come back to the ABS challenge this month. I am searching for the right interpretation using components I already have!

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  2. What a beautiful necklace! I love the very tribal and earthy feel of it. The colors are so rich. Lots to look at in this one and a beautiful one to wear I would guess. See you on Friday for the ABS tour! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  3. Great necklace! I’m part of the bead soup party. Looking forward to the reveals. I'm now following you. I have a new blog. Please consider following my jewelry blog. Thanks.
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  4. I've recently been reading up on polymer clay. It is my new adventure. So when I saw your blog with polymer, I just had to read it. Love the necklace! Love the beads! The down to earth, yet elegant feel, particularly draws me. Great job!

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