Friday, 13 January 2012

The Family Tree

As promised in my last blog entry I finally managed to finish my first piece which uses one of The Beadsmith's clasps from their 'Elegant Elements' range.  As soon as I saw this beautiful nest clasp, I knew that I wanted to create some kind of leafy necklace with two little birds waiting for their brood to hatch.  I've lost count of the number of hours and the metres of Fireline that have gone into this piece, but I know that it has taken me the best part of three weeks to complete.  Several times I found myself merrily attaching leaves in what I thought was the right place and then later feeling dissatisfied and chopping them off again, but I am finally content with the outcome and I think the birds look at home too.











Of course I stuck to the palette I have challenged myself to work in until September 2012 but I think that 'The Family Tree' will fit in quite nicely with the Midnight Garden exhibition.  Now I have another clasp to work with and I will show you the results of that as soon as it's ready.  In the meantime, you can see the inspirational work from the other artists in the 'Elegant Elements' group in this Facebook album.

13 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a show stopper Kerrie!

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  2. This is so beautiful, I can't believe it only took you three weeks. I could bead for a month of Sundays and never achieve anything like this. Love it!

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  3. Beautiful work as always Kerry

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  4. WOW Kerri, just WOW, such a stunning and textural piece. I love it

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  5. Wow, what a lovely piece!
    I love it!!!!!

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  6. Beautiful! ANd I love that colour of beads, they are so 'you'.

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  7. This is so lovely! I have no words for it! It is unusual and beautiful and a fantastic idea...

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  8. So sweet! The little owls are such a beautiful construct and the leafy rope is a perfect home. Delightful!!!

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  9. Thank you so much everyone!

    Kerrie x

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  10. The piece is astounding,the owlets are pretty,only I have one doubt if it's really to be worn? :-)
    Greets-Halinka-

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  11. Fantastic beadwork!!!,i love the little owls!!!
    Greetings
    Marion

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  12. The owlets are so sweet. I love the colors as well.I have seen your work in beading magazines. I especially love the dark colors you use...they make your jewelry enchanting. Mea

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