Midnight Garden Necklace by Mary Ellen Nichols
This is what Art Bead Scene editor Shannon LeVart has to say about Mary Ellen's piece;
"I had a difficult time with this months' challenge. I studied the piece by Calder for weeks before the challenge was posted but it never moved me. I admired its balance and the fact that it was colored metal, but it didn't make me feel anything, which is how I view art. With feeeeeeling.
So when perusing all the lovely submissions, I tried to see them as what they were; beautiful pieces of hand crafted jewelry inspired by a striking piece of art. Mary Ellen's piece jumped out at me from the computer screen. It had color, movement, balance and contrast. Most of all it brought a touch of feminine beauty to an abstract, sharply angled, modern art sculpture. I love what you did here, Mary Ellen! Thank you for helping me see Calder's piece in a new light!"
Blue Feather by Alexander Calder