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A Hedgehog in a Landscape by Giovanna Garzoni

9¼ x 15 in. 23.5 x 38 cm. bodycolor on vellum

A Hedgehog in a Landscape, 1643-51 
by Giovanna Garzoni

I thought this month's inspiration painting was just cuddly:  warm soft colors and the cutest little hedgehog!  I always love nature inspiration so I knew this would be fun.I actually made two pieces this time.  

First up are a pair of earrings made from lampwork beads I bought from Lisa Niven Kelly ages ago.  They're a great shade of beige with fine silver dots.  The rice pearls are a rich chocolate shade.

 

One of a kind Acorn earrings by Honey from the Bee

Acorn Lights (SOLD)

The main challenge piece is my Forest Nap necklace (SOLD) made using the cutest little detailed owl bead from Tree Wings Studio.

Boho Artisan Woodland necklace by Honey from the Bee

For the pendant I took two brass stampings of oak leaves and acorns and wired them back to back.  I added some gilder paste to give them a little more patina... then wired the cute napping owl to the top.  I love this little guy!

Woodland Artisan necklace by Honey from the Bee

A forest bird never wants a cage. ~Henrik Ibsen

Comments

Beautiful pieces. I love the

Beautiful pieces. I love the tree branch and the colors you used.Plus, that hedgehog is a cutie!

What an adorable set Janet!!

What an adorable set Janet!!

The hedgehog is adorable. I

The hedgehog is adorable. I like both of your pieces! The owl is really sweet.

Lovely Pieces. Nice.

Lovely Pieces. Nice.

The owl is such a cute

The owl is such a cute touch.I hope you can stop by and share a post on the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.Erika

Beautiful jewels, and I think

Beautiful jewels, and I think the hedgehog is simply adorable. I hope you're having a great week!

I'm really drawn to the

I'm really drawn to the richness and depths of the browns in these. And that serene look of the owl is precious!

Thank you all so much! This

Thank you all so much! This was the easiest challenge for me.. maybe because of the subject matter and that darn hedgehog's cuteness.

I just love the little owl

I just love the little owl Janet! So sweet:)Beautiful creation!The hedge hog is adorable too. My Oldest granddaughter Jessy got a groundhog for her 15th birthday, her name is Olive:)

I have a soft spot for owls

I have a soft spot for owls and yours is so cute! The lampwork bead is gorgeous!

Gorgeous--both pieces. How

Gorgeous--both pieces. How could anyone not be smitten with the owl pendant. I love the branch component too. Great design on both!

This jewerly is beautiful and

This jewerly is beautiful and so unique! I love it!!!!

Beautiful! I love your

Beautiful! I love your subtle coordination between the necklace and earrings with the rich, chocolaty-brown pearls and the echo of the acorn motif. Very Nice! And of course, your owl is adorable. Poor little thing fell off his branch, though he looks quite happy where he is. ;-)

Beautiful. I also used one of

Beautiful. I also used one of Rebekah's beads for my ABS piece! She is a talented lady.

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