Monday, May 21, 2012

May Art Bead Scene Entry

'Italian's House at Monmarte by Maurice Utrillo'

I created this necklace from the above inspiration art by Maurice Utrillo. I pulled out the greens, browns, and whites from the painting for this piece. I started with the focal, a sweet polymer house from Cindy Gimbrone. Unfortunately the very tip broke off just at the hole. I glued it back on but was not sure it was secure. To fix that problem I cut the same shape out of a piece of brass sheet metal just a bit larger than the house, and glued it to them together.

'Little Villa'

On one side of the necklace I wired a group of vintage MOP buttons together and attached one of the green buttons Kim Bender sent me for Cindy Wimmer's recent Button Challenge. The green button is attached to Vintaj Deco Window Connectors and some tiny green lampwork spacers. On the other side I added wood triangle beads, a Vintaj swirl clasp and some Vintaj etched chain.

A close-up of the pendant

'Little Villa'

Thanks for stopping by. Please visit the Art Bead Scene at the end of May to see what others made for the May Challenge.


Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Alice,
Your necklace is very pretty in a rustic way, I love it! I like the way you preserved the house by gluing it to the brass, good save.
Your necklace is one that the person wearing it would just want to touch because, of all the different textures you used.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

This necklace is fantastic! You really interpreted the painting beautifully. I love the variety of elements in the design and how well they compliment one another.

Roxanne Mendoza said...

I like how you saved the house! Great idea! Lovely necklace. :)

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Lovely interpretation of the artwork! And, I love how yku used the button!

CraftyHope said...

I think the addition of the brass backing really gives your necklace a little UMPH! I think it was a happy accident that the pendant broke, perhaps divine guidance even. ;) In all, the necklace looks wonderful and you can totally see your necklace as a reflection of the inspiration piece. Well done!

Katalina Jewelry said...

Love the inspiration photo and what you did with the necklace! It's unique and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I think it was a "lucky break", the metal backing really picks up the green colours of the painting and the beautiful button.