Friday, May 20, 2011

Flaming June

Marcie over at La Bella Joya has a beading challenge every month, where she makes beautiful things based on architecture, paintings or other works of art, and challenges herself, and her readers to create jewelry with a specific color scheme based on the piece of art.
How cool is that?
I just discovered her blog and I knew I had to join the fun.
She had to paintings to inspire us this month, Vermeer's Girl with the pearl earring and Frederic Leighton's Flaming June.
Well, Flaming June is new to me, and I was captivated by the unusual color combination.

So here is what came of it. I am very intrigued by these colors together, so there might be more orange creations coming soon.
The picture of the painting is from Wikipedia.


  1. I didn't know this painting either, but it, and your necklace are both gorgeous! You are so right. GREAT color scheme.

  2. This is just beautiful! Nicely done.

  3. Thank you guys. It was fun to work with colors I normally wouldn't even think about putting together. I loved making this piece.

  4. your necklace is absolutely gorgeous, :), great work, the palette really works for you in this piece

  5. O wow! I love it! It really does look just like flames. Great job! Be sure to stop by at the end of the month and add your link so that everyone can see!

  6. Wow! What a wonderful necklace! You must've put a lot of time into it. Great work!

  7. Love it! This collar is gorgeous - you really nailed the color palette!

  8. Oh heavens! That is a serious stunner! That focal stone is gorgeous all by itself, and then the graduation of colors around it are even more beautiful. So glad you joined the challenge this month!

  9. Hello,
    I am so glad, that you found my blog,
    because now I can see your great, unique
    and amazing bead-embrodery! A piece
    is more beautiful than the other and
    I am speechless.
    With best wishes and greetings from