October has come round so fast my birthday last Saturday has come and gone and the year seems to have flown by.!
The challenge picture for this month was a beautiful Egyptian painting see the picture below.
I loved the colours in this painting and as I really enjoy designing Egyptian pendants I knew this would be fun!
I started with a large open winged brass scarab stamping from B'Sue, I bought a few of these some years ago as I love using them, I decided I would paint the wings then glaze them to give an enameled effect but first I made a cartouch shape, cut off the flat piece on the bottom and turned it on its side and cut my Polymer to shape it made a perfect base for the scarab, I had decided on a lapis colour for the polymer, I also made a pair of coin shape beads and added an Ank to each, these I would be using during the stringing process. The scarab holds in its claws the rising and setting sun.
To string I used a pair of brass Lotus stampings again from B'Sue and painted these. The beaded necklace was done with a number of different beads I used faceted Lapis, Carnelian and Sodalite cubes, turquoise, different sizes and colours of glass seed beads and six of my precious Roman glass tube beads.
I doubt if it is something anyone would want to buy so I shall probably end up keeping it myself but I don't mind, it was an enjoyable if lengthy process and looks great on!
I am enjoying these challenges and look forward to next months.
I hope you have enjoyed taking a look and I would love to read a comment from you if you can spare the time.