Thursday, February 24, 2011

February Monthly Challenge Piece

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent

February's monthly challenge piece is a painting by John Singer Sargent called "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose."  This painting is to be the most favored painting of all his work. It is universally believed to be one of his masterpieces. Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, the title lifted from the light-hearted lyrics of a popular song, is a triumph of John's use of light which would never be equaled in quite the same way.

Carnation, Rose, Lily
Mom and I based our piece on the flowers in the title of the painting.  Mom hand sawed out all the flowers and then I enameled them (only some swearing was involved).  The enamel colors I used are: carnations - white, iris, jungle/willow green; rose - flame red/orient red, jungle/willow green; lily - white, orchid, transparent soft yellow and jungle/willow green.  The necklace is accented with pearls on Sterling Silver headpins and the flowers are connected with 16 gauge stainless steel jump rings.  Mom came up with the name of the necklace "Lei It On Me" because it reminded her of a lei and the necklace is as long like a lei.

Mom is now crashed on the couch after finishing putting this together tonight.  I think she slathered Bio Freeze all over her neck and shoulders and doesn't plan on moving any time soon.  Mom you are a rock star to finish this up.

Reminder that mom and I are having a giveaway on our Facebook page.  If you would like to participate, please go to our Facebook page, like us and then leave us a comment of what two initials you would like us to make into a pendant and what two colors you would like us to use.  Drawing will be on Monday, 28 February.


  1. OHHHHHH that is one gorgeous Lei!!!!!!

  2. So Unique!! I love how your work always stands out on a limb- you are so courageous!! I love all the open spaces in your necklace. Wonderful design. I think Mom deserves a professional massage after all that work!! Be back tomorrow to see your bead soup!

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  4. That is absolutely beautiful! I love the danglies!


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