Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mums the Word

I just got done with another one! I created this necklace for Margie Deeb, for her fall color report. It is a beautiful mustard colored cabochon, with deep red mums up either side. A couple of olive green leaves stick out underneath.
First I made a netted base in a chocolate brown metallic size 11/o seed bead. Although it is hard to tell from the pictures, it is not a circular pattern, It comes to a "v" in the front.
I made 6 flowers with a 6mm Czech glass fire-polished bead for the center, and made petals with a deep red size 11/o seed bead.
I bezzelled the cab and attached it to the center of the base. Then I attached the flowers, which are done in a basic leaf pattern and the leaves, which are done in peyote stitch.
I used a magnetic slide clasp in the back in a bronze color which match the brown beads in the netting perfectly! Easy on, easy off!
It was hard working with these fall colors right now. Ill admit I am VERY excited to start on my Artbeads summer fun necklace. It will be choc' full of summer blues, which is what its all about in the summer in Michigan, fun in the water!

4 comments:

SharDon Exclusives said...

Oh, my goodness, this had to take you millions of hours!!!!??? It is gorgeous. I love the colors and the design. GREAT job! love it all,
Sharon

Life @ a whisper said...

Stunning, Gretchen...

Deb said...

Beautiful work. You're dedication rings true through your talent. I've been adding Persona's beads to my work lately (http://www.personaworld.com) and I'm really happy with what I've been able to make. I aspire to open an Etsy shop for myself one day!

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!