Japanese Lanterns

Necklace design be Artbeads.com customer Lynda Moseley
The necklace is titled “Japanese Lanterns” and also features a polymer clay pendant created by me using an image transfer technique.  The image depicted is of a vintage Japanese woodcut.  I was drawn to the colorful graphics, but it sat on my worktable for weeks while I searched for the perfect gemstones to complete the necklace design.   Beads I picked up had too much cherry red in them, and I felt it needed something in the Chinese red family of orange-reds, or possibly a chameleon bead that would adapt to more than one color palette.  I knew I found that when I saw the Salmon/Peridot Czech glass rondelles!  They are perfect accents and bring out the reds in the pendant.

Thank you so much!

– By Artbeads.com customer Lynda

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  1. Reply

    Wow, this necklace is beautiful! I especially love the pendant. I am huge into asian culture, so this necklace is one of my favs that I’ve seen in awhile =]

  2. Reply

    Lovely necklace! Congrats Lynda for being featured! Beautiful work as always!

    • Donna Jo
    • October 8, 2009

    I absolutely LOVE the pendent… Are you going to be selling them on your etsy site?

    • DB
    • October 8, 2009

    beautiful! congrats on the good work. i can’t ever seem to get image transfer to work for me.

    • Anne
    • October 8, 2009

    Lovely pendant, Lynda. I am also a native SC gal and I do some beading myself, but not polymer clay. Do you have a tutorial for making the image transfers? I do not sell the things I make, so would not be a competitor. Your pendants have a beautiful finish; I’d love to know how you made them.
    Thank you.
    Anne Smith

  3. Reply

    This piece is beautiful. I love the vintage Chinese scene. So unique!

  4. Reply

    Oh, my! What a lovely way to end a very bad work week. Thank you so much for featuring my necklace!

    And thank you, ladies, for your kind comments!

    Donna Jo, I would be happy to make a pendant for you with this image. Send me a convo at the etsy shop and we’ll talk, okay?

    Anne, howdy neighbor! Are you in the upcountry or the lowcountry? I’m a lowcountry gal myself. I would be happy to give you some pointers on image transfers. There are some really good tutorials online, but I’m happy to help!

    Thanks again, everyone!

  5. Reply

    You definitely found the right color match for the Japanese scene! I love that pendant.

  6. Reply

    love the pendant is it on your site for sale and ho much.

  7. Reply

    Thank you so much, Kokopelli.

    Sharon, please email me at the shop and I’ll give you the details. Thanks!

  8. Reply

    Stunning, great job on the polymer clay piece, isn’t polymer clay awesome?
    Masterful color combinations, I’m going to check out your shop!

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