Tuesday, November 10, 2009

One Component, Two Ways

I must have been in a really pink, feminine mood when I made these! I was playing around with some filigree plates that I had gotten at Hobby Lobby a while back. They feature a butterfly and some flowers. Just goes to show how versatile these pieces can be! In this first necklace, I mimicked the shapes in the metal by wiring the same shapes onto it - a porcelain butterfly from Round Rabbit Extras and some lucite flowers. The colors seemed to work out in my most favorite combo - pink and green - to use these pretty dyed jade rounds I recently got at Michael's. They are some of my most favorite new beads - I have almost bought out my local Michael's!
For this bracelet, I bent the filigree a bit to fit the curve of a wrist. Then I went back to the first beading technique I learned (peyote stitch) to make the strap of this cuff out of pink hex beads. I also wanted to use the end findings I've had for years, specifically made for ending flat bead work (I think they are from Designer Findings). A pink ribbon allows the closure to fit any size wrist.

These are both listed on Etsy.

Sorry, I didn't put any links to the supplies in this post - I am too tired since I also listed 2 other necklaces and 3 pairs of earrings on Etsy. Go check 'em out!