Feb 26, 2017

Art Bead Scene Febuary Monthly Challenge

The Two Crowns
Sir Frank Dicksee
Oil On Canvas

One of my goals this year is to participate in Art Bead Scene's Monthly Challenge every month.  That goal was almost derailed by Boo's health issues but I did manage to make it into the studio last night to finish up this necklace. 

I just love this month's inspiration!  It's so lush and extravagant.  I really like the play of the colors against the black in the background.  I had a lot of fun digging through my beads to find some that would do justice to this piece of art.  I knew that I wanted to bring in the gold against the black in the painting and I wanted to find beads that would pull in at least one more color.

I found a set from JKD Studio that fit my needs to the tee.  It's that focal gorgeous!  It has a textured design similar to the gold decorations on his armor and has both the gold I wanted along with the blues from one of the dresses and his armor.

I also used some polymer rounds from JKD Studio with the gold and the blue.  The black is brought into play with the black agate nuggets.  Finishing it all off is a golden clasp celebrating the flowers in the painting. 

This is a heavier and bolder necklace then I usually make but I am very happy with it.  There are times when you just need to be as bold as a knight or go home. 

P.S. JKD Studio is no longer making the beads but she is having a clearance where you buy one and you get one free.  Be sure to check out the beautiful beads she has for sale.


  1. That is a lovely pendant focal. The beads you used play off it very well

  2. I really like the black Agate nuggets they're beautiful. The entire piece is gorgeous.


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