Friday 11 May 2012

A necklace for the Italian living in Montmartre

The May Challenge from Art Bead Scene is this painting. The Italian's House at Monmarte by Maurice Utrillo. Oil on panel, 53 x 76 cm.

I made a necklace. For art beads I was using a lovely and perfectly suitable rustic stoneware green house by Jubilee, and another two dark raku beads also by Jubilee. The big copper and leafs link is by Jade Scott. The clasp is by former Higher Chakra, nowadays MetalFuze. Other beads are Unicorne glass teardrops, facetted czech glass, glass rounds, citrine faceted rounds and a copper chain.

I don't have so much to say about the design. It just came together so naturally and easily because I just happened to have all the suitable and perfect beads and components in my stash. :-) 

But I am particularly happy about the green house and the leafs link coming together like that. It would only happen because of the inspiration from Art Bead Scene. I don't think I would have ever thought of it otherwise. And the two Unicorne beads on top of the house too. Cute. :-) So now I really want to go and visit an italian living in Montmartre, Paris. Just anyone would do I think. ;-)

Please also take the opportunity to check the other entries on the ABS group on flickr. There will keep showing up new ones all through the month. I always really love to check out everyones different interpretations of the same piece of art. It is just so inspiring. 

All my best,


lunedreams said...

You captured the artwork perfectly! Even the tree branches. Plus it is just a really lovely necklace. Bravo! Really beautiful. You have such a great eye.

Lorelei Eurto said...

oh Malin it's lovely!! And so inspiring. I must sit down later and look at that painting again. Maybe I can come up with something. Just love the photos too! see I told you, you were being too hard on yourself. Great work as always!

Jo said...

What a beautiful necklace! Everything in it looks as though it was made to go together, you have balanced everything beautifully.

TesoriTrovati said...

I truly love this. It is so nice when it just comes together like this. I have the perfect beads for this month, I just hope I have some time to squeeze it in. See you for the blog hop at the end of the month!
Enjoy the day!

Sally Anderson said...

So gorgeous, Malin. And it sure did come together beautifully! I love it!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Malin,
I love your necklace it is simply beautiful and represents the painting beautifully. The little green house is so cute!

Mary Cullinan said...

I love the necklace, Malin. It's a beautiful design interpretation of the painting. I love the flow of it. I feel like I am walking down the street in the painting. I love how you used two beads to make the impression of a house...very clever! I may have to borrow that idea someday!

Shai Williams said...

It really does feel as though you are walking down a Paris avenue during a full moon when everything glitters.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Malin, I think you have greatly succeeded with this piece to create, as you have stated in your "inspiration" of the J. Johansson music, a treasure that is "playful, unexpected, minimalistic... magic"... and I would add, inspiring!

Alice said...

Hmmmm, I thought I left a comment, but maybe it was on the ABS flickr site. Your piece is just fabulous! I love all the sweet components and pretty beads. Isn't it great when a piece just comes together like it was just meant to be?

A Polymer Penchant said...

This is stunning! The delicate colour blocking and soft contrat of textures are just lovely.