January 6, 2009

Van Gogh's Irises

Iris Garden Necklace

The Art Bead Scene's new challenge is Van Gogh's famous iris painting, so this is my take on it. It's my hope to create some Iris inspired beads before the end of the month, but we'll see if that hope becomes reality.

For this necklace I started with 5 of my disk beads in purple. I paired them up with glass purple and jonquil, crystals in olive green, a green coin pearl, brass chain, a Vintaj leaf and clasp along with a hearty helping of filigree bead caps. The two glass rings were a gift from Rosanne. I wish I could remember the artist's name.Here is a little photo collage of some of my beads that would work for the theme.

9 comments:

Fab Fibers said...

Love that necklace and those rings...Leah from Beads of Passion
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5531252

Bead-Mused said...

Love the necklace! Love the iris inspirations, too!

Theresa

No Easy Beads said...

The Iris inspired necklace is beautiful!!

Jennifer Cameron said...

That is the most stunning necklace! I also love that photo collage you did of your beads that will work with the theme.

Cristi said...

Beautiful, Heather! I'm working on my submission as I speak. BTW - I love the new direction of the themes for the monthly challenge.

Crystal Allure said...

It's a beautiful necklace -love the shades of purple!

Heather Powers said...

Thanks everyone - I'd love to see your art bead scene submissions for this month!!!

Erin said...

Beautiful necklace, Heather! I will have my submission ready soon!

Heather Powers said...

Can't wait to see it Erin!