Monday, November 21, 2011

Chinese Lion Necklace

My girlfriend, Jane Houk, is a watercolor artist. Her latest painting, Chinese Lion for Luck and Fortune, was purchased by the State Foundation for Culture and the Arts. I was so impressed by her work that I decided to capture it in a piece of wearable art for her. While in Japan I came across a new resin product which is set by UV light. I knew that it would be the perfect way to encase a digitally reduced copy of Jane's painting. The pendant base is from Nunn Designs and I found a cloisonne bead that matched perfectly with the kimono fabric cord (a wonderful purchase from Japan). I made two necklaces (not identical), one for her and one for me. I think we are both pleased with our combined artistic efforts. Success = 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

6 comments:

Annette said...

wow that is so neat...thanks for sharing..

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Lynn,
Ohhh, that's beautiful. Love the earth tone colors too.

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Lynn~
This is so pretty! love it!!!!!
Happy gobble gobble to you and your family...
hugs my friend:)

Joy said...

Love the way the necklace came out...really beautiful and elegant, yet modern!Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful piece of art!!! You always make such remarkable pieces!

Shirley N said...

Wow Lynn, you are such an accomplished jewerly designer. Beautiful piece! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!