Did you ever make flower
chains when you were a child? We used to make daisy crowns and
sweet little necklaces that lasted all of about a minute!
I was inspired
by simpler times and the thrill of making something with my hands,
which then lead me to designing this whimsical necklace. Embellish
the three-dimensional shapes to turn them into little flowers
that look like asters or embellish the little shapes with five
points of beadwork to make them look like star flowers. They
are linked together with little embellished strips that are riveted
to each of the flowers.
As always, I
am intrigued with metal techniques that can be applied to beadwork.
The process of riveting two pieces of metal together with a small
bolt or pin reminded me that beadwork can have the same application.
Small rondelles do the job nicely giving this piece a chain-like
movement. I had a wonderful time creating this sweet
little necklace, and I think you will, too!
Peyote stitch in the round, flat circular and flat. Increasing,
decreasing, fringe and edge stitching techniques.