Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mid-Week Mutterings - Lucite Flower Necklace

Before I get into my featured necklace I want to pass along my congratulations to my co-winners of the Rings & Things Customer Review drawing! Mara Nesbitt-Aldrich, Maneki, Christy Minnis, and Jody Blackwell - Congratulations! I feel really lucky this week - I think I'll play SuperLotto tomorrow.

My July bead of the month selection from The Beadin' Path had seven colorful Lucite flowers. Red, pink, purple, two green roses, orange and yellow. I chose the yellow and orange flowers to make a necklace because I had the yellow beads out from the Sunflower Starry Night bead necklace and knew I had several packages of a bright 4mm orange (hyacinth) Druk beads in my stash. By the way, the yellow and orange Druk beads are from Artbeads, their selection of these is quite good, in many colors and finishes, and they're a staple in my designs.



I strung the first strand as seen above, but thought I would add another.



Not completely sure if it's going to stay this way...still seems to be missing something. I think it needs more Lucite flowers and probably another strand of beads.




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6 Comments:

Blogger JustATish said...

Oh, double strand definatly! I love it. and orange, that is becoming my new favorite color.

it looks like a sunday afternoon picnic.

beautiful!

August 5, 2009 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

I'm waiting on an order from Beadin' Path to finish it up - I think it's gonna be wild and wacky when I'm done. Pretty sure it'll be at least 4 strands :-D

August 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Duchess said...

Hi Dawn!

Your necklace has such a lush tropical feel to it. What fun colors you used! Makes me want to book a flight to Hawaii.

Thanks for sharing this.

Duchess
From Artbeads.com

August 5, 2009 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks Duchess! I have several bright Hawaiian shirts and those were front of mind when I did this necklace. Wish I could get on a flight to Hawaii, too - maybe next year.

August 5, 2009 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh wow, I LOVE the double strand. That is just adorable!! These are awesome colors! They would be hard to resist!!

August 6, 2009 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you Lisa!

August 6, 2009 at 8:30 PM  

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