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Designer of the Week – Mary Harding

Each Monday the Art Bead Scene features the Designer of the Week. One of our editors picks her favorite from the Monthly Challenge entries. This week’s featured designer is Mary Harding.
This is what ABS Editor Heather Powers had to say about Mary’s piece: “I choose this piece for the wonderful mix of colors and textures that embody the spirit of the painting.  The mix of chain with the ceramic beads remind of the river running through the colorful landscape. The small piece of ribbon that holds the charms is an interesting focal point.  I also thought it was interesting that Mary and several other participants have used hearts in their designs.  The heart shape mimics some of the curves and angles in the painting, but I wouldn’t have picked up on that without seeing it in their jewelry.”
Here is the full necklace.  You can see more of Mary’s work on her blog and website.
Want to see your work here next week?  Enter in the monthly challenge and you might be the next featured designer.  Don’t forget to blog about your entries for our blog tour at the end of the month.

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11 Comment

  1. Reply
    steufel
    January 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Congrats, Mary. As I said before – I'm speechless!

  2. Reply
    maryharding
    January 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Wow!! I am thrilled to be Designer of the Week. Love this painting. I am so pleased that I could make a necklace that reflects its beauty and my own personal memories. Thank you so much for choosing it Heather!!!

  3. Reply
    Malin de Koning
    January 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Of course!

  4. Reply
    Molly Alexander
    January 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I love this necklace! Mary is such an innovative artist, and this piece is a perfect representation of this month's challenge. 🙂

  5. Reply
    JeannieK
    January 10, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Mary this is lovely. Great interpretation. Love the heart.

  6. Reply
    Alice
    January 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    What a beautiful piece! Mary, you've got so much talent!!!!!

  7. Reply
    lynsey
    January 10, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    it truely is a beautiful piece, i love it

  8. Reply
    Kristi Bowman
    January 11, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Right on the money and beautiful! Congrats!

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    m.e.
    January 11, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Congrats Mary !!!
    I think this necklace would really be fun to wear…lots of swing going on! And it would match so many outfits! It also reflects the painting Perfectly!!!
    m.e. 🙂

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    Janet
    January 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Mary Congrats! Your pc really hit the Spot on the challenge! Bravo!

  11. Reply
    Pretty Things
    January 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Love love love Mary Harding!

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