Thursday, March 5, 2009

An Item A Day - Day 29

I have been waiting for a large order of acrylic floral beads for weeks.  It finally came yesterday.  I was so excited when I went out for the mail.  I opened the package and much to my dismay, they were all smaller than I thought they were going to be.  I guess even with my little metric ruler, I still can not get metric straight in my head.   

Sitting in my kitchen looking at them I figured I could do something with them just the same.  Once in the studio I started to panic though.  Not many of my filigree pieces fit!  Okay, Sandy, deep breath.  After all, this is pretty much how my life goes.   After a short "now what?"  session I dug deeper into my stash, started fiddling and realized I had multiple opportunities for new designs.  Panic over.  Here is one of the final designs.

Who can resist the beauty of the first Spring Daffodils? Wear these to remind you of the season.

Light weight acrylic beads make them easy to wear. In this pair I combined white and yellow floral beads with orange Swarovski crystals and antique gold colored filigree.

Hanging from gold plated French ear wires. Dangle length is 1" or about 25 mm.


Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

These are beautiful! I can just picture them - and any of your flower pieces - on a thin glass-type stick and placed in a small jar to look like a floral arrangement. Wouldn't that be pretty!

You handled this beautifully.

~Vintage Nina~ said...

Hi! They are BEAUTIFUL!!! A happy oops ~ they might have been to small, but you did a great job making them work for you! I love your blog!!! HAPPY DAY!!!