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Monday, May 04, 2009

Dogwood Blossoms and Dragonflies

Dogwood Blossom bead by Humblebeads. You can purchase these through Heather's etsy shop
There is a story behind this bead. I have been saving this bead waiting for just the right project to work it into. Last week when the dragonflies took over and I knew it belonged in a teal Dragonfly. I placed an order with Fussion Beads for Vintaj brass toggles, leaves and few a filigrees. I finished the dragonfly the same day the order arrived with the Vintaj brass. I was so excited to create the necklace for the dragonfly. I had the brass now but where did I put that Dogwood Blossom bead? I just had it!! I spent the whole weekend searching. It wasn't where I saw it last. Playing hide and seek with all the boxes looking for the missing bead was fruitless. Just as I was about to give up and write the bead off as being lost. I remembered one more place I could look. There it was in my hat box hanging out with the finished beadwork.
I am very happy with the way this one has turned out. The mix of beadweaving with brass and chain are a perfect union to complete a design. What is your opinion? Do you think there is a place for the brass and filigree to be mixed in the with beadwork? I myself like the antique look it brings to the creation. Thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

SummersStudio said...

I love the mix of materials! It's a perfect combination with the bead weaving. The brass really complements the bead colours.

Jean Hutter said...

I love this necklace. I also love the idea of mixing beadweaving with other materials - I just started toying with this recentely and plan on doing a lot of "mixing" in my beading over the coming months. I am always looking for ways to grow as both a fine and bead artist - since I work in mixed media in paint why not in beading too.

Great job on this one Bev - you know I love dragonflies - you are an inspiration!!!

stregata said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! The dragonfly necklace is enchanting, very beautiful!
Renate

No Easy Beads said...

Thanks LeAnn!

Jean I just spent a great time of time at your blog. You have been creating a lot of beautiful pieces.

Renate thank you for stopping by and the kind words.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I'm so relieved to know that I'm not alone in hiding things from myself. Yesterday I was looking everywhere for the ruler, and it was right beside me on the desk, I think I need a keeper! Your beadwork is so beautiful, I know how many hours and cramped fingers holding needle and thread went into it, and it's just lively with the brass. I'm a sure thing for the vintage look, and this is one for the records! Thanks for sharing the peek at it.

Fab Fibers said...

So like Sister, if you're wondering what your older sister would like for her birthday.....
It really is a beautiful piece.
You put it all together perfectly.

Di Keeble said...

I think it's a lovely necklace and I love the mixture. Di, UK.

Anonymous said...

I think the combination is stunning. I love it. It is different and creative and just perfect. Marcia B.

No Easy Beads said...

Di and Marcie thanks for stopping by and your kind words.