ABS submission: Hatching life

For the first time I submitted something to the ABS challenge. I always wanted to do it, but by the time I had decided on my design, it was usually the next month with a new challenge. But this time, it came natural to me. The tree of life directly remembered me of a giveaway I won a long time ago and that has been sitting in my stash ever since.

Tree of Life, Stoclet Frieze, 1909
Gustav Klimt 1862-1918

I created this necklace based on a wonderful ceramic swirl bead set (beads, pendant and button) from Tracee Dock aka the Classic Bead. For the clasp, I made a double wire gunmetal hook and used it together with the button.
I also wanted to add some color and had that bright orange sari silk ribbon left that complemented the colors of the bead set really nicely (life should be colorful). I made some wire wrapped chain out of gunmetal wire and created a nest with coral beads that I attached to the clasp. Assymetry strikes me so to balance the ceramic beads I used czech glass beads. A wire ring was added to the pendant and voila - hatching life.

So here is my first submission ever. I hope you like it and buy some beads from the Classic Bead as well. They are really gorgeous.

8 Response to "ABS submission: Hatching life"

  1. steufel Says:

    Klasse geworden! Klimt ist einfach gigantisch.

  2. Rebecca Says:

    I love this! I think it might be my favourite thing I've seen by you!

  3. Marcie Abney Says:

    Congrats! This is awesome! The pendant is so cute!

  4. Pretty Things Says:

    THAT is very cool.

  5. rosebud101 Says:

    I love your design!!! That is truly awesome!

  6. kelleysbeads Says:

    Wow! I am loving all the components, but more how you put them together! That orange sari silk is such a great pop of color and I love how it ties in with your little nest of red beads!!!

  7. stregata Says:

    Glückwunsch - sehr schön geworden!!

  8. Palimpa Lim Says:

    Traumhaft schön!!!!