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« on: July 13, 2009 06:01:57 PM »

This did not turn out how I conceptualized it, but it's a first draft, and I may try again in the future.  I had wanted to make it with a fine green stem with leaves woven along the necklace, and varying sizes of flowers and buds.  My smaller flowers weren't shaping up the way I wanted them, and it started to get too bulky, so I abandoned that.

Anyways, it is beaded red poppies gathered on a spiral beaded black necklace.  Instead of a clasp, I used lengths of ribbon to make ties so that it can be adjusted - it can be worn either as a choker, or longer as desired.  It doesn't look like it, but the bunch of poppies are actually off centre, so that they sit a bit off to the side of the neck, and not dead centre.  I used a translucent lustred seed bead, with a hex bead for the spiral necklace, and delicas in some different reds and a galvanized black for the poppies, with a reddish black seed bead to make the centres.

Excuse the crappy pics - they were the best of the bunch and I was having trouble taking pics while balancing on one leg and a cane.



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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009 06:58:05 AM »

That is a beautiful piece!  I wish I could see it in action  Tongue.  It looks like it would be stunning with a deep V-Neck.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009 08:23:07 AM »

This is just gorgeous!  I love it!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009 12:07:10 PM »

Thanks ladies!  I think it looks best choker style - I love choker style necklaces.  The necklace is quite glittery, but not everyone has that gorgeous long neck suited for chokers.  My short stumpy neck would be a fine example of that :/
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