Sitting in a Poppy Field Necklace

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This is my entry to this month’s Art Bead Scene’s challenge. The inspiration was a poppy illustration, named Amapolas, made by Edward Julius Detmold.

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I have made the art beads from polymer clay, and once out of the oven , I have painted them with alcohol inks and acrylics. I found the perfect green glass beads to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

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I can say I am happy. Now I have the center piece for my Flower Collection,  which is inspired by poppies. I have made the Powertex Statuette, the egg-shell mosaic box and the fabric painting and I was happy with the result, but I was unable to decide on the shape, form and beads for the necklace that goes with the rest of the collection. Now I have the missing piece.

Why the Flower Fairy? Because I would like to think there is a flower fairy taking care of the beautiful nature that we sometimes disregard. This statuette is made with fabric petals, fabric stripes soaked in Powertex and when dried up, I hand painted it from top to bottom. The base is represented by a glass jar with cover and all in all the statuette has a height of about 25 cm. At touch in the present it is solid as a rock and this is the effect of the Powertex liquid (to harden textiles and make them weather resistant and suitable even for use outdoors).

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I wanted to add this : I loved this month’s inspiration image, as a love poppies. We can judge by the fact that I am surrounded by poppies : I decoupaged poppies everywhere !

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And the inspiration for this necklace:

Amapolas, 1913
Illustration published in “News of Spring and Other Nature Studies
By Edward Julius Detmold
Watercolor, 208 by 124mm

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27 Comments

  1. Richly luscious. Exquisite. I love each piece you made! And by the way, I know just the hotel for you in Chiangmai Thailand… The Opium Serviced Apartments and Hotel. The young owner made the whole place, including each room, an homage to the poppy. Fabulous decor!

  2. Hi thank you for the follow (will def do the same). I also try my hands on beads from time to time but I don’t have the correct tools so my handmade jeweleries are pretty basic.
    Your necklace is beautiful. It can be used as an inspiration for another one of my basic jeweleries.

  3. Hi thank you for the follow (will def do the same). I also try my hands on beads from time to time but I don’t have the correct tools so my handmade jeweleries are pretty basic.
    Your necklace is beautiful. It can be used as an inspiration for another one of my basic jeweleries. And I dunno if you made the beige box (or is it white?) with the flowers but it is very, very beautiful. I like it very much.

    1. Hello. I am so happy that you liked my necklace. Thank you for your wonderful comment. The box you liked (that is something in between white and beige and which I antiqued with patina) is a box that I decoupaged. I like to decoupage things from time to time (especially jewelry boxes, but not only: I decoupaged on re-purposed wooden wine crates, furniture and even on my son’s lamp.)

    1. Thank you very much, Irene! I love your posts on personal development (about being grateful, meditation, eating healthy food) and we share the same passion for jewelry! I am very happy to have met you. I envy your sunny days from Spain (I live in the north of France and we have 20-30 sunny days per year!)

      1. Hi Mihaela. Thank you too 😀
        I do write about Personal Development very often, I just need to update my sites and get all those posts inside this site.
        I come from Denmark, where there are very little sun compared to Spain, so I decided to relocate to Spain to get more sun in my life.
        Right now I’m sick with Bronchitis, was diagnosed yesterday at hospital, so I’m on penicillin and very, very tired. So please forgive me, if I’m not so much online as I use to be. I will be back 🙂
        I’m happy to meet you too, you create some very exciting jewelry.
        Irene

      2. Hello Irine. I knew you are from Denmark (I read it on your blog) and I admire you for the courage to relocate to a sunnier place. We are considering also to move to a sunnier place (South of France). We moved from Romania to Belgium then to France, yet we are still afraid of changing our life again. But I dream of going closer to the sea and to have more sunny days. I enjoy reading personal development articles because I consider it is very important to keep on becoming a better version of yourself. I wish you to get well very soon and I can’t wait to read your posts. I am very, very happy to have met you!

      3. Hi Mihaela. Thank you for your kind comment. Many times in my life I have moved caused a new job a new place, which I still think is a good reason to a movement. Now I am a pensioner and I don’t need to think about working in same way again, why I also could allow myself to go to Spain with a pension.
        It is always difficult to move to a new place and learn new people to know. I have been moving 5 times in Spain until now, so I do know.
        I’m happy to meet you too.

  4. Ok now this is just cool. I love the end result from your inspiration from the painting. I’ve played around with polymer clay to make some beads a few times, as well as a few other things. I love the poppy flowers you made here. They are really awesome and unique.

    1. Thank you very much! Good luck with your Daily Art Project! Your ideas and your cards are wonderful! I wanted to say that I totally loved what you said about yourself: “I create art so that my art can create happiness.”

      1. Thank you so much for your kind words and inspiration. Ihm having a lot of fun with the daily art project. If anything else, regardless of how simple the artwork is on some days, it remunds me to stay focused. I really enjoyed and was amazed by your poppy necklace. I love polymer clay but Ihm not talented with it much at all. I hope to see more of your creations in my reader 🙂

      2. Thank you again for taking the time to write those kind words. You know, at first, polymer clay seemed complicated to me too. And I started by doing simple oval stones to use for my necklaces. And little by little, after watching a lot of tutorials, I discovered that you only have to keep trying and you will see that you will end up doing wonderful things! I really encourage you not to give up:)

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