Friday, November 12, 2010

Margie & Me challenge - Adoration of the Magi #59

Wow - those two weeks passed QUICKLY!!

As I mentioned in an earlier post - I'm BUSY these days. But I can't resist participating in the Margie & Me Challenge! I was thinking about that a lot today. Why do I feel so compelled? But the answer is easy - I LOVE challenges, it helps me grow as an artist, and I try to do these pieces as gifts with a recipient in mind.

I took on too big a project than I actually had time for this time around! I should have planned for and done a simple strung piece if I felt so compelled to participate.... but once the challenge palette came out - I rummaged through my stash, pulled together a bunch of beads and decided on an embroidered piece.

I didn't start until the beginning of this week, and the truth is...I'm not even finished with it yet! I started this piece without an actual plan in I think because of that fact, I ended up with some portions of this piece (namely the bottom third of it) that I just can't stand to look at. I almost threw this out the window a few times. But I'm glad I stuck with it. I also haven't really decided how I'm going to finish it! I can't decide if I want it to be a large pendant, or a part of a larger collar, a decoration for a wooden box...or what!

But here we are on the eve of the reveal, so I will go ahead and reveal!

I think I captured the colors pretty well:

I've had that rose pendant for nearly 12 years. And as seen in the crevices, it's collected a bit of dust. I have been working with toothpicks and q-tips for days trying to address the dust but it just won't go!

I will be sure to post another pic once I finish my Adoration of the Magi!


  1. Gorgeous! You have really captured the colors, texture, and movement of the piece. Wow!

  2. This is really amazing. I think it would make a stunning brooch, but then again I'm on this brooch kick! Thanks so much for playing along Amy, it is gorgeous and I can't wait to see what it becomes!

  3. WOW! I love the rose in the center and you have really captured the colors of the inspiration. Good Job!!

  4. Oh yeah a brooch would be stunning! I love the flow of this and how the colors blend so nicely! Thanks for the gorgeous eye candy!

  5. Oh my that is beautiful... your colour combinations are just gorgeous. I agree... I think it would be nice as a brooch but then again a pendant would be nice too.


  6. Oh how lovely! That rose is perfect for this challenge. I can't wait to see the piece finished!!!


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