The beads arrived and I was taken in by the beautiful colors that were put together and mailed. They smelled and looked like spring! I love birds and was all excited about this cute pair!
So, it was time to get to work. I will admit, I had them sitting on my bead table for quite some time admiring them, thinking about how to create something special with them! I ended up doing 3 totally unique, separate pieces. I debated and debated about doing a set and in the end created a necklace, another necklace, and a bracelet!
First up is the vintage necklace I created using vintage, Lucite white beads and a vintage flower. The chain is designed with czech glass and Vintaj Natural Brass. This is my favorite I think! There are two shades of green czech glass and it moves from dark to light up the chain! Sorry, bear with me, I need to learn to take better photographs...that is on the short list for 2014! :)
The second piece I made was a bracelet using recycled glass, leather, and vintage, Lucite white beads! I wanted to bring out the blue flowers in the bird! It was a different style for me, but I loved how it turned out! I just love that bird! I finished off the bracelet with a white, vintage button.
The last piece I made, I used the 3 remaining beads/flower focal as well as the silk string. As I was wondering how to put it all together, I came across some wooly wire I had forgotten I had in the perfect color of these pieces. So, I formed my focal and beads with the wire and then put it all together. I thought it would be perfect to add a bee clasp since they are so attracted to flowers and the importance they bring!
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