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!


  1. Beautiful colors. It's a cool translation of the painting. The little hedgie is really cute!

  2. The hedgehog is so adorable! Beautiful piece!

  3. Tis a delight this one. I think you've got the perfect amount of neutral. Funny though how we tend to shy away from neutrals. At least I do when I'm making beads.

  4. Anonymous10/19/2011

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  5. I just knew you wouldn't forget to write a post about your design! The link wasn't in the Flickr description for your photo, so I am glad that I took the time to check so that you can be added to the blog tour tomorrow!
    It is funny how we buy things that we never need at the time but their truth manifests itself down the line!
    Enjoy the day.

  6. You obviously were meant to do this challenge! You'll have such fun wearing this piece!


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