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« on: February 13, 2011 02:08:47 PM »

Hi all,

I've been hard at work and thought I'd post some new pictures of what I've created lately.  I would love to get feedback on what you do or don't like.  Thanks!

1)  Chinese Themed Necklace-  I orginally planned to have this finished by Chinese New Year, but that didn't happen.  I also wanted to have some Chinese themed charms (coin, dragonfly, etc) hanging under the flower, but I decided that there was enough going on already and charms would make it too crowded.  The flower is a camillia, red seed beads with gold stamen topped with little gold-plated metal beads.  I used all glass beads (and more gold-plated metal beads) in reds and blacks.  3 is a very lucky number in the Chinese culture, so I made 3 strands and grouped many of the beads in 3s. 






2) Modern Pear Tree Blossoms-  One of my bosses commissioned me to make a necklace for her.  She wanted it to be symmetrical and black/white.  I like to keep flowers in natural colors, and black/white flowers are hard to find, but I found these beautiful little pear blossoms. The strung section is white quartz with czech glass and silver spacers.  I love the way it turned out- modern, yet classic.  It's the perfect replacement for a boring strand of pearls with a little black dress.





3) Calla Lily and Pearls-  At my local bead store, I found these itty bitty teeny tiny real pearls, and I knew I had to use them.  Making a lifesize beaded calla lily is incredibly hard, but I really enjoyed making this mini one.  I used more pearls for the necklace portion, czech glass, and gold-plated beads for the stamen and in the necklace. 






Which is your favorite? What flowers would you like me to feature next? 
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011 03:38:03 PM »

I really like the middle one, as well as the first one.  The middle one is very classy. The Calla Lilly seems very regal.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011 02:50:01 AM »

They are beautiful!
The middle one is my favorite.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011 06:22:33 AM »

These necklaces are beautiful and so well made. I really love the 3rd one with the Calla Lily.  Have you made any jewelry with orchids as the feature?  I would love to see that.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011 04:08:22 PM »

Very nice work. I have to say the Calla is my favorite, but I love all lilies. I also like how the pearl strands drape to frame the flower. I also appreciate the symbolism you put into the Chinese themed one.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011 04:53:40 PM »

Thanks for your feedback, everyone! 

carmencrafter, I haven't featured an orchid yet, but I really want to!  I have been working on developing a pattern that does justice to the unique beauty of orchids.  Do you have a favorite type?

Those of you who like the middle one best, I ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would because there's no color.  It's hard to notice, but I actually used 4 different types of white beads for the flowers to add texture.
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011 08:56:22 PM »

a fav --- oh my!  I just would not be able to choose.  They are all so beautiful.  thanks.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011 10:24:49 PM »

 Shocked wow!

im in love the pear blossoms! such a gorgeous design! i love the colours of your chinese necklace. i think it looks perfect without the charms Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011 05:33:37 PM »

The funny thing about the pear blossom necklace is that I was really worried about making it.  I love using color, so I didn't know how I'd make something spectacular with just black and white.  I ended up LOVING it though.  I'll have to make one for me. Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011 06:57:35 PM »

I really love how you put your french beaded flowers into jewelry.  I would love it if you could show the back of some of the flowers or give a few hints on how you smooth out the wires.  I also make french beaded flowers and would love to know how you did it. 
I'm absolutely in love with your calla lily!  I think I want to make something similar!  Spring is coming.
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