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Topic: Halloween French Beaded Rose (4 pics)  (Read 1873 times)
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« on: October 30, 2011 09:17:50 AM »

I have a friend who's birthday is on Halloween.  She's also a beading student of mine, so I knew I wanted to make her something special.  She likes things spooky, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't too Halloween-y so that she could have it displayed all year round. Here's what I came up with!

This is what the whole arrangement looks like.  It barely fit in my light box, so I had a hard time getting a good photo of it.  I balanced the size of the rose with some glass pearls and crystals. 

The rose uses 4 shades of japanese seed beads to create a red fading to black effect.  It's about 6 inches wide. It's pretty heavy.

The vase is actually a wine bottle that I got about a year ago.  I knew it was just waiting for its perfect home!  I added a dark red velvet collar with a bat-shaped bell.

Here's another shot of the rose, this time from above.

The birthday girl was VERY happy!

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012 11:54:27 AM »

Ooooh, the color combination is rich and beautiful.

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Oh! A new craft?! Can I try?? Pleeeaaaseee!!

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013 12:57:49 PM »

I don't think anyone receiving this could NOT be happy to receive it!! It's gorgeous and so beautifully done!! Great job!!

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