I took a ton of pictures with the goal of creating various beaded pieces using the art deco ornamentation as inspiration. Here is just one of many elements I found to be 'bead worthy':
I decided to use this piece as inspiration for my business card/credit card holder I'm making. Here's what I've got so far.
I've never worked from a picture before, and its a lot of fun. Although it will not be an exact replica of the original marble carving, I think it will reflect the basic elements of it. And doesn't this floor pattern just scream "cuff bracelet"?!!
Oh, and check this out http://beads-perles.blogspot.com/2009/10/beading-heart-art.html - I'm so flattered! Thanks Beads Perles!!