Thursday, January 19, 2012

ABS January 2012 Monthly Challenge

ABS January 2012 Monthly Challege by Klassy Joolz
ABS January 2012 Monthly Challenge, a photo by Klassy Joolz on Flickr.

This is my entry for January's Challege.  I have had these Artisan Lampwork Beads since 2007 and never knew what I wanted to do with them.  They had been sitting and waiting to come to life and this Challenge did that for them and for me.  I'm sorry to say I don't have the information on the artist of beads (my paper work is in storage).

I wire wrapped the lampwork beads with bronze wire, added some Czech Fire Polished Class Beads, Brass Butterflies, Brass Vintji Beetle, Brass Vintji Bead Caps and Natural Brass Chain.  And, Yes, the Beetle is the Clasp.

This necklace can be worn with the Flowers/Leaves in the front of the necklace or turned to one side or the other for a different version.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my creation!!!

About the Art

"Trellis was William Morris' first commercially available wallpaper design. It was sold through the company of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co, which was later to become Morris & Co, in 1864. However, the design itself had been completed by Morris two years before in 1862.


  1. LOVE IT!!! What a fabulous glass stash you had there- I really like those little leaves alot and it is so cool that you incorporated the beetle into your design. He was one of my favorite elements!!

  2. Wow - this is a gorgeous statement piece! great job!