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Designer of the Week: Lynne Bowland

Each Monday the Art Bead Scene features a Designer of the Week.
One of our editors picks her favorite from the Monthly Challenge entries.
This week’s featured designer is….
 
Lynne Bowland of Island Girl.

Here is what ABS editor, Heather Powers said about Lynne’s necklace:

“With fire, copper and melted glass Lynne has captured the carefree spirit of Van Gogh’s painting.  Not only did she create an amazing focal bead, she created almost every component on her necklace!  I love the pinwheel and little flag.  The headpins and chain are awesome and then I love how she clustered the jump rings together to create those funky textured beads. It’s a great celebration of our French inspiration”
 

You can visit Lynne’s website for more information about her work.
 
There is still time to enter our March monthly challenge, check out the details here.

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14 Comment

  1. Reply
    Gale
    March 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Wow! A real tribute to the original artwork. Love the focal!

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    Malin de Koning
    March 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Beautiful Lynne! That focal is fantastic. And I early like your bail solution too.

  3. Reply
    Cillaw
    March 19, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Congratulations Lynne! I recognized those cute headpins right away.
    Cilla

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    Karen Williams
    March 20, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I have been a huge fan of Lynne's work for some time. What a fun piece! A wonderful showcase of her myriad talents, including lamp working and enamel!

    And such a fun interpretation of the challenge painting.

  5. Reply
    Patti Van
    March 20, 2012 at 1:32 am

    This piece is beautiful!

  6. Reply
    Lisa Cone - Inspired Adornments
    March 20, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Stunning and perfect for the inspiration piece! Love it!

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    Lynda
    March 20, 2012 at 3:07 am

    My eyes raced from place to place to appreciated all there is in this special necklace. Love the focal bead.

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    Sharyl
    March 20, 2012 at 4:54 am

    She really managed to get all the elements in there. That focal alone is astounding! A masterpiece in itself!

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    Leah Curtis
    March 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

    So glad to see Lynne's work this Monday. Fabulous work!

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    glassbead, isinglass design
    March 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

    So nice, Lynne! Your handmade enameled beads and headpins make this piece extra special!

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    Islandgirl
    March 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks! I really had fun making that necklace…. Here's my blog link (I found this article when I was looking for the blog to post the link into for the blog hop at the end of the month!) http://www.islandgirlsinsights.blogspot.ca/2012/03/abs-march-challenge-street-scene-in.html There was also a blog last week with pictures of the pile of components all over the family room rug! http://www.islandgirlsinsights.blogspot.ca/2012/03/bead-table-wednesday-almost-wordless.html

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    Julie
    March 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I am in awe! Beautiful piece!

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    Lupe Meter
    March 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    That is beautiful!! Awesome work! The focal bead is gorgeous.

  14. Reply
    Kyla
    June 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Amazing creation!! wow:)
    I would love to get one of this. I hope Lynne offers a good discount.
    Thumbs up for this.

    Kyla from suivi grossesse 

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