"Literary Poster for the Century Magazine", 1896
by John Louis Rhead
20.5" x 11"
Original Lithographic Poster Printed in Colour with Letterpress
I am so in love with the inspiration that Art Bead Scene graced us with this month. When I look at this picture the woman reminds me of a goddess with all the new spring growth around her. And you all know about my love for turquoise but I will admit that my stash is sadly lacking in yellow.
And unfortunately I ended up lacking a lot of time to spend designing the necklace that sprang forth in my mind due to a bout of the flu that seems to have really sapped my energy. Now that doesn't mean that I completely flopped on this challenge.
Instead, I put together a pair of earrings which for some reason tend to take almost as much time to design as a necklace. At least they are easier to put together once I have everything planned out.
As I was cruising about on Facebook, I found some gorgeous beads that Heather Powers of HumbleBeads made based on this month's inspiration. And I couldn't resist so I picked them up and used one pair along with some turquoise magnesite to put together a lovely pair of earrings. I think that they turned out pretty well if I don't say so myself. They have the yellow roses but there isn't so much yellow that I want to run away screaming. What do you think?
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