Isn't the picture the Art Bead Scene picked out so nice to look at:
I would love to have this painting in my house. Or better yet, to cross stitch this beautiful image. I couldn't find a cross stitch pattern for the exact pattern, but found some others on the Scarlet Quince website, just as beautiful.
Instead it is used as a muse for my jewelry. When I first saw this picture, the only thing that stood out to me were the pretty pinks and purples in the big flower with a very muted background. That's all I could picture in my head.
So here is where this inspiration led me:
Gaea. The rondelles are some kind of stone that I've had for a long time and it varies in color from muted pinks to deep purple pinks to pink green and then a deep forest green. These are braided onto a grey waxed linen cord and finished with a flower pewter button. I recently, before this challenge, got the cute hummingbird charms and thought they fit in well.
A soft pretty necklace. Very different from last month's challenge!