Tuesday, February 7, 2017

February Art Bead Scene Challenge

Painting The Two Crowns by Sir Frank Dicksee
The Two Crowns
Sir Frank Dicksee

The February Art Bead Scene Challenge inspiration piece is The Two Crowns by Sir Frank Dicksee. I think we can all agree that it is a lush, detailed painting. "In The Two Crowns Dicksee portrays an English medieval prince in opulent armor returning home in triumph on a white horse. He is wearing a golden crown as he gazes up at a crucifix. Christ's crown of thorns contrasting starkly with the jeweled headpiece of the prince.

I have to say I was far more focused on the rich colors of the painting than the content. The lovely lady in a teal gown and pink flowers in her hair really adds to the beauty and romantic feel of the painting. The teal is repeated in a deeper shade on the dress of the lady above the prince. You see pinkish red on the cape of the prince and and on the clothes of some of the other ladies. The prince's armor is gold as well as the flag and another dress. The pinkish red, teal and gold used in the painting are the colors that I selected for my necklace.
long heart art necklace by baymoondesign
                                                  Long Heart Necklace by BayMoonDesign

I made a long necklace with a heart and a rose to give it a romantic look. The rosy heart bead and teal polymer clay bead are by Brooke Bock and polymer clay red rose on a teal headpin is by Leah Curtis of Beady Eyed Bunny. I added some teal sky jasper and dyed quartzite ruby rounds to the golden bronze chain for a punch of color. The long chain necklace is 24 inches around. The pendant hangs 3.5 inches below.

I think his is a great art necklace to give to someone who likes trending, long chain necklaces.  The romantic look to it is also perfect for Valentine's Day or to add pop to an outfit.

young woman making a heart shape with her hands
photo credit::  https://unsplash.com/@akipotpot

I am glad that this inspiration piece gave me an opportunity to use the pretty, polymer clay red heart.   It also motivated me to use the romantic red rose.   I am amazed that the rose made of polymer clay can be so life like.

a real red rose
photo credit:: https://unsplash.com/@acharki95

Who doesn't love hearts and roses on Valentine's Day?


  1. So pretty! I love the elements you chose to represent the painting.

  2. Your beautiful necklace reflects the romantic feel and colors of the painting. I can imagine the lady in the painting wearing your necklace. You've certainly met the challenge... well done!

  3. Very pretty combination. The colours go together so well