Oh, my... Am I a bead hoarder... In fact, I'm completely unwilling to show my bead stash and storage methods because it is OUT OF CONTROL. I still have kids who get into stuff so my beads are mostly corralled in the hall closet, but they have escaped and spilled out... I find beads most everywhere- under the dining table. In the couch. In the bathroom...
I chose to work with a very special pendant my sister gave me two Christmases ago. The pendant is a butterfly wing under glass, and I've been too in love with it to do anything. I also felt guilty spending time on a piece for myself. Isn't that silly? Thank you, Lori! I don't think I would have stopped and made something for myself if you hadn't come up with this wonderful idea.
I'm delighted with the piece, but incredibly frustrated with the pictures. Somehow I've misplaced my camera, (my girls probably 'borrowed' it again) so I used my I-Phone to take the pictures, and they are horrible. Really horrible. The color is a little odd, and they are out of focus. I hope I can find my camera tomorrow and replace these pictures!
On the Wing
I wrapped a wire frame for the pendant and added a pearl and a Swarovski butterfly to accent the wing. Then, I wire wrapped crystals and some of the butterfly beads I've been hoarding and turned them into a rosary style chain. I added more chain to add space and light to the piece and also to draw the eye back down to the pendant..
On the Wing
I'm so pleased with my butterfly wing necklace. Thank you, Lori!
To see Lori's post and the list of participants, please go HERE.