This is a pin that measures 2 1/4" across and 2 1/2" down on the main oval part. Side to side including the silver doodads it is 3 3/4" and the loopies on the bottom hang an additional inch. I hope you can get an idea of the beautiful purples and the different shapes I used from the pics. I outlined the face with two rows of seed beads in two different colors. Then the next row I alternated between these luscious and yummy purple balls and fantastic varigated bugle beads. I added some leaves that are deep purple with hints of blue and green and have a great sheen to them. The silver doodads were kind of a fun little story. I had discovered metallite on the Artbeads.com website. I'm a poor beader and can't really afford true silver and gold so I thought the metallite would be a fun substitution. (It is!) Well, I ordered about 10 different shapes in silver and gold and these that you see here were a mistake. They were off one product code number from the ones I actually ordered. I called Artbeads about it right away because I didn't like these at all. They were so big and clunky and I was positive I would never use them. Well, they said they would mail the correct ones out right away and to just keep these because it wasn't worth the postage to send them back. Ok, I thought maybe I would find a use for them someday. And I think they worked perfectly in this project! So, even if you think you don't like something, just remember that a project one day will scream for just those beads.
Is this face not gorgeous, or what???!!!
Another photo color-adjusted slightly differently.
I put this one here so you can see the different dimensions of the beads around the face.
I wanted to say thank you to all of you who lent your support over my last couple of posts. A lot of you are going through a rough patch as I am, and I want to thank you for your understanding but also know that I am sending hugs and warm thoughts your way, too.
Have a good week and HAPPY CREATING!!!