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"On a Shaker Theme", 1956
by Charles Sheeler
oil on canvas
23" x 29 1/8" (58.42 x 73.98 cm)
I really enjoy doing this challenges because well they are a challenge. And some are more then others. And this is one of those. I like the picture but it didn't really 'speak' me. So I decided to go through all my focals and see if one would whisper to me. It wasn't until I found a box of focals that I had forgotten about that one did.
This lovely little house was made by Jennifer Jangles years ago (or so I am assuming since she isn't working with clay any longer). It's a happy little house with all touched up with a Swarovski dangle for summer and wearing a bit of Wooley Wire for a bail.
Since Shaker means simple to me I decided to keep the necklace itself rather simple with opaline glass and crystals all knotted up and finished with a sterling silver clasp.
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