This is an entry for the Feb. Art Bead Scene Challenge, which was to make a necklace inspired by the featured photo.
I loved working with the colors that I never would have chosen without the photo to work from. I thought my sun face pendant was perfectly in theme with the painting which seems so happy and full of summer fun, reminding me of trips to Cedar Point, the New Jersey shore, and salt water taffy. Here is a link to the painting :http://artbeadscene.blogspot.com/2010/02/february-monthly-challenge.html
I would recommend this a way to stimulate creativity and to get past "design blocks" that we all experience occasionally.
The necklace is 36" long including the dangles, and features chain, glass and semi-precious stones.