Art Bead Scene October Challenge!

Title:  Madame De Pompadour
Date:  1756
Medium:  Oil on Canvas

         The Necklace  ~

I purchased this lovely, handmade, ceramic shoe from a French bead maker named Valerie of  PoppyBis, some time last spring.  It was really just so perfect for this challenge!

First, I added a row of glass pearls to a hammered bar, then wired layers of Czech peach flowers using individual headpins.  I knew I wanted to do flower clusters all around the ornate shoe, but I had never done that type of wiring before, so I was on a learning curve. I really had to concentrate on keeping a clean and smooth look on the back.

Here is the back, to show you the wiring.  It 's very smooth and as tidy as I could make it.  I love that "Poppy" signed her pendant, that makes it all the more special.

The earrings ~

Beautiful ceramic earring charms by JosephineBeads; two shades of glass pearls; AB crown spacers.  It's hard to tell but the charms have raised areas that are accented in a silver finish.

I always learn something new with each challenge!  Can't wait to see what others did!

I will close my post as Valerie or "Poppy", always does with me~

*Kiss  ~ Loralee French!  :)


  1. OMG Loralee, these are fabulous! The necklace takes my breath away.

  2. Oh, my, the shoe! What a moment - to put the shoe and the challenge together! The earrings are beautiful, love the charms!


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