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I grow my flowers from seed bead.
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« on: July 25, 2010 06:42:36 PM »

After years of creating french beaded flowers, I've finally found a way to make them reflect my personal style in wearable art.  Here are 3 of the vintaj bronze and beaded flower necklaces I've made so far.  What do you think?

"Through the Garden Gates"-- This piece reminds me of a secret garden...
This piece uses Vintaj components, size 15 japanese seed beads, some beautiful czech glass with hints of green and blue, crystal bicones, and a ceramic leaf pendant. Each side of the beaded portion is about 8 inches long, and the entire necklace is about 17 inches long (not including the draping chain portions).

"Vintaj Queen"-- This is the kind of necklace I think a queen would wear.
The flower is made with 15/0 bronze charlotte-cut seed beads, 15/0 topaz, and a smokey quartz bead. The charlotte-cut beads give a subtle sparkle. It's mounted on a Vintaj piece. The hexagons are beautiful pieces of smokey quartz, and the round beads are wood agate and smokey quartz. I actually don't remember what type of stone the oval is... if you recognize it, let me know.

"Vintaj Princess"-- This one is a little more delicate and princess-like.
This necklace features a small Vintaj piece with a 5-petal forget-me-not mounted to it. All the beads used for this piece are navy blue-lined topaz, so they give a bit of topaz sparkle. There are 3 topaz swarovski briolettes, as well as a topaz swarovski bicone in the center of the flower. The chain hangs beautifully just as it does in this picture.


« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010 07:01:09 PM »

They are all beautiful! I think the first one is my fave tho

« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010 07:08:49 PM »

I agree, these Rock! I especially like the last one. Is it too much to ask for a tute?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010 07:18:25 PM »

I agree, these Rock! I especially like the last one. Is it too much to ask for a tute?
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010 07:44:57 PM »

They are all awesome but I especially LOVE the first one!!!  So wonderful!!


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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010 01:20:57 AM »

Love the way you work those multiple strands!

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010 11:31:08 AM »

Love the way you work those multiple strands!

Oh yeah, I've become a little obsessed with draping chain, too. Tongue  It does so much for the overall look of the necklace!

As for a tute... I'm not sure that's possible at this point. I just don't have the time to create one that I think would explain things correctly.

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