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AUTUMN DREAMS

Art Bead Scene September 2013 Challenge

This months work of art is Autumn from the Seasons series by Alphonse Mucha.  His work was identified by nymph like women set against seasonal views of the countryside.  Mucha used lithography as the printing technique.  More information can be found on the artbead scene blog about this work and the artist.  http://artbeadscene.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/september-monthly-challenge_3.html

I loved the flow of this artwork as well as the vibrancy of colour.   I was attracted to the silver colour hair decoration and tried to represent this in the focal piece of the necklace I made by creating wirework spikes.  These were positioned between two beautiful lampwork beads made by Lori Greenberg.

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The foliage was portrayed by some acrylic charms that I took from a broken bracelet bought many years ago from the Victoria and Albert museum in London.  Metal bead caps and coloured crystals were used to show the varying flowing colours of the leaves and flowers with clear crystals being used to bring the sheer element of the dress into the necklace.  The necklace looked a little flat at this point so I tied some coloured beading thread between the beads which was twirled like curling ribbon.  This was the colour of the woman’s hair and added some detail to make the necklace a little different.  I used rose gold and antique bronze chain to complete.

I hope you like my autumnal interpretation

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