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Definition: something, someone precious Synonyms: charm, find, gem, genius, ideal, masterpiece, nonesuch, nonpareil, paragon, phenomenon, prize, prodigy, rarity, specialty, treasure, wonder

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Monday, May 30, 2011

ArtBead Scene May Challenge 'Hide and Seek'

 Cache-cache (Hide-and-Seek), 1873
 by Berthe Morisot

Oil on Canvas, 18 1/4" x 21 3/4" 
Art Bead Scene blog's monthly challenge was truly a challenge..this engaging painting by Berthe Moiret ..at least for me. The wonderful earthy greens ..so familiar.. so easy to work with..but black and white? I had never, up until now, used or appreciated black and white in jewelery. The more I gazed on the this bewitching composition the more I admired such skill for color and composition. I found it very difficult to re-create any thing near this genius.  Feeling that black and white could not be left out..the spark or what makes it 'pop'..I did my best resorting once again to a familiar medium..textiles.

Vintage silk crepe plisse and a bit of black velvet ribbon coupled with a vintage black glass saucer  bead with vintage black and white enamel flowers.

A totally wonderful and earthy raku art bead from WondrousStrange gave the greens and emeralds  life.

    A mix of labradorite, jade, faceted pearls, grassy green velvet and taffeta ribbon complete the picture.