Saturday, April 2, 2011

Margie and Me Reveal Day!

Yeah! It feels like it took forever for this one to get here. I kept thinking, I could do another piece, maybe, no, yes.....but with all the other stuff I've involved myself in, I decided not to try to squeeze it in and maybe do a poor job.  This challenge was a lovely painting called, "The Sower with the Setting Sun".

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I really love all the vibrant colors in this painting. I knew when I looked at it, that I wanted to find something to represent the glorious sun with all the color sprangling out from it. (Yes, I know sprangling is not a word, but it works for me.)
So, my decision for a pattern came from the tiny lines of color in this piece. Let's see what you think!
 A St. Petersburg chain!


The closure is a yellow button, slipped into a peyote round with yellow fringe.

The body of the chain was worked in a rainbow grey seed bead, with an embellishment on the top of matte purple.

Bright and bold sunshine!

 I'm like most people, I don't tend to wear a lot of yellow, but this bracelet is surprisingly easy to coordinate with lots of stuff in my wardrobe.  The orderly person in me has a bit of an issue with the fringe, but I try to imagine the painting, with those short strokes, creating a lovely work of art, and just go with it. Hope you enjoy! Don't forget to head over to LaBellaJoya to see the rest of the designs!
Blessings, Shirley

9 comments:

  1. Glorious Shirley! I love the clasp the best, excellent work!

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  2. very nice! I love the look of st petersburg and you did an excellent job!

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  3. Shirley - this is gorgeous! I love the way you made the clasp mirror the sunshine in the painting!!! Your colors are great...you really captured the sprangling!! :)

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  4. Very pretty!Love the colors and I especially like the clasp..it reminds me of the sun in the painting.

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  5. Wow, Shirley! I'm still so in awe of people who seed bead! Looks amazing - great job!

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  6. So bright and festive! Great job!

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  7. Love the sunshine around my neck...have a great urge of snatching it from here.It is truly inspiration and there is so much happiness and light through the vibrant colors.Anniversary gift ideas

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  8. I really love this bracelet - the colors, the closure, the St. Petersburg stitch. Perfect!

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