I've always loved this picture and what caught my eye for this challenge was the meadow in the foreground. I wanted to make a focal with strips of different colours of resin which emulated Monet's meadow.
I had a lot of fun mixing up pigments to make colours for the resin that I thought suggested those in the painting. What I wanted to do was to create different sections of resin in the focal so I cut copper strips to separate the resin colours. I also decided to make some connectors using the same colours of resin, but I let the resin flow more organically in these. I used three of these connectors in the necklace and one as the clasp. I finished the necklace off with some peanut beads.
The focal is an abstract take on the painting, nothing like Monet's impressionistic style - I hope he won't mind!
Just to let you know that my reveal date for the Bead Soup Blog party has changed. It will now be on the 27th April - please come back then. In the mean time - why not go and have a look at what everybody in the second reveal made - there is some lovely work out there.