I am sliding in just under the wire this time. The posts and pics are due the 26th and it's the 24th!
Here is the picture that inspired me:
A Hedgehog in a Landscape, 1643-51
9¼ x 15 in. 23.5 x 38 cm. bodycolor on vellum
by Giovanna Garzoni
Click on the picture to read more about it and the artist.
Here is the necklace I made from this inspiration.
The focal is an etched copper leaf which I made, I also made the clasp.
The other beads are from Gaea Cannaday who's work you are used to seeing in my pieces.
There are also leopardskin jasper in matte and shiny, and crystals in rondelle and round shapes.
These beads are all knotted onto 3 strand of waxed linen to give the overall effect of a branch.
I was very inspired by this challenge and was tempted to buy a Hedgie bead and go all out but I like what I came up with, I think it is a subtle nod to the piece while still being "me". It's a long necklace, reaching almost all the way to my stomach, perfect for my favorite fall wardrobe-knee boots, jeans and a sweater :-)
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