Sunday, 2 August 2009

For Sofia - Choker

Inspiration came this weekend, when I suddenly remembered how little time I had left to enter the August EBW Challenge - First Ladies of Style. So I locked myself in my room and beaded my little heart out! :-) This is one of the 3 pieces I made over the week end – For Sofia - Choker

This wonderful piece of wearable art was created for the EtsyBeadWeavers August Challenge “First Ladies of Style". When I think of a First Lady of Style, I think of Sofia Loren. In my eyes she is the epitome of woman, beauty and style. Through decades we have watched her develop from a beautiful young woman into a beautiful mature woman, and even at 75, the one aspect of Sofia Loren which remains constant is her beauty and her style.

I wanted to create something that would exemplify her style. Sofia Loren has the most beautiful long neck and she is often seen wearing gorgeous chokers.

Not long ago I received the most gorgeous rectangular Russian hand-painted pendant depicting a design based on the Gustav Klimt painting, Judith, from artbeads.com.

In 1901, Judith was considered the incarnation of the femme fatale. She exudes a dangerous form of sexuality, confidence and fearlessness; hence it is the perfect centre piece for a Sofia Loren-inspired choker.

For this pendant/bead and for similar one, please check out - Russian Pendants and if you are a fan of Klimt also check out - Venetian Beads.

I will post details of the August EBW challenge sometimes next week. Back to the beading board :-) to finish off one of the pieces I started this week end… stay tuned :-)

9 comments:

  1. Triz,

    Yet another incredible creation. I've seen these pendants and you have used it beautifully. Good luck in the challenge!

    Jodi

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  2. Very DRAMATIC, very Victorian, like the gal in the choker....love it!

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  3. Triz, it's spectacular!! I like it very much!

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  4. Thank you so much!!! and Jodi, those pendants are all to die for, and I'm dieing to get another one :-)

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  5. Stunning choker...I like that you have let the pendant take center stage while still making beaded part of the necklace itself dramatic...wonderful!!!

    Cheers

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  6. This is incredible. You have truly outdone yourself. It captures the beautiful illustration wonderfully. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  7. bonjour triz,
    j'adore le travail réalisé sur ce cabochon c'est magnifique, j'ai réalisé moi même une fimo de judith , j'adore klimt, et je suis heureuse de trouver une fan en ta personne.
    bravo pour ta créativité
    cordialement
    aquarius

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  8. Извини, что на русском. Так лаконично, сдержанно, тонко использована миниатюра.Удивительно!

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