Friday, 28 June 2013

Little green men and my ‘Bacchus’ necklace

I’ve long had a fascination for the Green Man. These weird and wonderful little faces can often be seen inside churches and we have our fair share here in Norfolk. There are several  in Norwich Cathedral, ranging from the benign and friendly looking to the comical and grotesque. I love the idea of nature spirits, especially those that inhabit trees – or Dryads as they are known. I often look at a tree and wonder what sort of personality it has.

Planning my ‘Bacchus’ necklace was great fun and a bit of a challenge. Bacchus is the god of wine, so I knew I needed to be a bit wild and exuberant with my beading. I’ve been hoarding these lovely little grape shaped pressed glass beads for ages, so it was great to have an excuse to use them.
Here is the sketchbook page showing my initial thoughts ….


 
….. and here is ‘Bacchus’ all completed.

 
Here is the link to buy online:

 

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