Hedgehog in a Landscape

Hedgehog in a Landscape, by Giovanna Garzoni  is this month's Art Bead Scene monthly challenge painting! I am submitting a necklace to the challenge. I ordered a sweet Ojime carved wood Hedgehog bead from AsianArtMall.com. I got him in the mail yesterday!

Here is the necklace that I assembled last night.

I was shocked when I started looking at the painting and then started rooting around in my stash. I found a copper acorn (Ezel Findings), the Pewter oak leaf and pewter Snail (Green Girl Studios), a new Ivory with frit lampwork lentil from KelleysBeads.  and drilled beach stones (StoneStudiosToo)! All perfect components to accompany my little Ojime Hedgie.

I decided on a simple strung necklace with some carved bone, buri seeds, wood rounds, and oval stones. Keeping the color palette consistent with the painting was hard. I found I don't have a lot of light colored or cream beads.

I really love how it turned out. This is definitely a wearable piece. I love the pale colors and the asymmetrical design. I finished the piece with a hammered ring clasp from Vintaj Brass Co.

Check out the Flickr group to see the other entries submitted this month!