Friday, May 24, 2013

May ABS challenge - Second Submission

This is my second submission for this month's challenge.  The beads are from beetreebyme on etsy.  I added antiqued copper beads to the beads by beetreebyme.  The beads are on a single piece of orange wire with a hook and eye clasp.  I wrapped the hook in copper wire.  The earwires are handmade.
Inspiration piece: 

ABS May challenge - First piece

This is the first piece that I am submitting to the ABS May challenge.

I began with the focal, orange crush dogwood from Humble Beads, as it seemed so appropriate for the inspiration piece.

I then added the orange porcelain ovals, Czech Preciosa Ornela glass pearls and antiqued copper beads.

To finish out the necklace I handmade the clasp with antiqued copper wire and antiqued copper beads.

The inspiration piece is Vase with Flowers in a Window by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder.