|The Kiss by Gustav Klimt|
and planning out the Klimt pendant. I decided that I will be selective about what shapes to include. There are some elements that Klimt used many times in his paintings.
He was very fond of using a chequerboard pattern, together with swirls and little 'target' shapes.He often used gold in his work, which gave his paintings the look of Russian icons.
I will include hints of gold in my pendant.
|Notes from my sketchbook with actual beads laid on it.|
I will anchor the cabochon to the base using a different technique to the one I normally use. Because Klimt used geometrical shapes alot, I need to find a way to secure it with straight strips of beadwork - the best way I can describe it it is like tiny luggage straps. All will become clearer later!
I've prepared the stiffened background fabric, I've sorted the beads out and I've made a nice pot of Earl Grey..... and so to bead.