Monday, November 9, 2009

NOVEMBER ABS-QUEEN FAIRY


This is a necklace I made a while ago, now revisited for the ART BEAD SCENE challenge this month. I really liked the way it worked with this month's theme..."Fairy Feller's- Master Stroke", by Richard Dadd. Go on over and take a look, and see the current entries. It's always nice to see the different interpretations and the diversity that goes on there. I have met a lot of amazing artists there too!
The focal of the piece is Gaea's flower goddess bead, which I think speaks volumes for the fairies and the painting, and for Gaea's incredible talent to make magical beads! I have never been too much into fairies, until I started to work on jewelry for this painting, (another one to show you soon!) It is kind of magical once you start. I haven't done an ABS challenge for a while, but I had some ideas and I think I need to push myself out of my comfort zone from time to time to keep the energy level up, and the creativity going!
Let's remember to challenge ourselves...that's how we got here in the first place....right?!

9 comments:

Cindy said...

Well done, Sharon!! This piece has so many little details and beads, I've just admired it to take it all in. I really love the focal and all of the dangles there. I haven't had time to participate in the ABS challenges, but I'll head over to see the submissions.

stregata said...

I think this is a really fabulous take on the fairy queen. I never thought I was much of a fairy person myself - but if you ever let them into your creations - you've got them for good. At least, that is what I am experiencing. I love the details in this necklace, Sharon!!

Esther said...

beautiful my sharito!! you 've make a "piece"!!

mairedodd said...

what i think is going to be interesting is that i think we are going to see a number of gaea's faces... it fits so perfectly - the earthiness, the other worldliness... i have 3 and so am going to try not to use one! :0) your necklace is beautiful... what i really like is that it has a grounded natural feel - but you appeal to the highly detailed aspect of it as well... your choice of clusters seem to parallel the repetitive shapes and details... and the colors are a perfect match... a very beautiful job! right now, my brain is still processing it...

sharon said...

Thank you ladies!

TesoriTrovati said...

So, so pretty! I love Gaea's faces. I think that they are ever so much more magical in person. The colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the day! Erin

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

such a beautiful piece! i really like this challenge

sundownbeaddesigns said...

love the colors and textures of this necklace...so pretty. I'd love to do the challenge this month if I get time

Gaea said...

Love it! She is wrapped in splendor!

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