This is my Radish Necklace. I made it after I insisted on having some Luna Lovegood Earrings, but I couldnt find a tut. I liked.
The problem is, it is way to heavy for an earring. And I couldnt just throw it away! So I made it into a necklace.
constructive critism is welcome!
sorry for the pic, I am not sure you can see it too well.
disclaimer *~this may be way more difficult than it has to be, if something is easily substituted, I say go for it! also I am a super messy craftster, my projects are not usually neat and tidy, this involved superglue, please do this in a well ventilated area!!! ( sometimes I wonder if I go out of my way to make it difficult like a twisted adventure of some sort)
heres the thing, Ive been busy, so no pictures
when I do this again I promise to take pictures!
Youre going to need
1. cotton pads like http://www.kosmetech.com/item.asp?idProduct=101&idCategory=10&idSubCategory=10
<--that ( I am sure you can substitute it with something similar.
2. white string
3. orangey-red, white, and green seed beads
4. gold wire (for the seed beads)
5. super glue
6. wire cutters
7. a loop for the necklace chain to go through
First what you need to do is take the cotton pad apart. for mine I used about 1/2 of the cotton pad. roll it up.
the string is to help you shape it. knot the strng around the cotton and tie it secruly, then us it to manipulate the ball into the shape you desire (mine was like a tear drop). to get the shape, dont be afraid to wrap it tightly. After your done, either knot it around the ball, or glue it down.
For the leaves. I used the tutorial here http://community.livejournal.com/hp_costuming/793901.html#cutid2
(use the green seed beads and the wire) after I was done, I took the wire ends, and wrapped those around the cotton swab, putting the leaves at the top, and wraping it around the bottom ( this is hard to understand I know, Im sorry) a little glue holds it in place.
after this is where I screwed in the loop between the leaves, its not hard, cause its cotton, again, a little glue to hold it in place.
then for the body... first take some gold wire and secure it around the leaves and loop. then start threading the beads onto the wire. as more and more beads got on, I started to wrap them around the body of the radish, using a tab of glue to secure them as I went, Its a bit of a tedious project, and can get messy. I estimated at about where I wanted to change from the orange to the white, somewhere close to halfway is good. I tried to make it so you cant see any of the cotton underneath ( that was the hardest part)
at the end, you leave a tail for the root of the radish, then you secure the last bead how ever you see fit ( some people knot, some curl the wire, some thread it back though, I threaded it)
Wow, I am sure I just confused anyone who red that, so ask questions, and I will try to fix it soon!