Monday, June 6, 2011
Calla Lilies (in beads)
I had in my mind what I wanted to do with them, but I needed a green bead and a yellow bead that would fit the bill. I came across the perfect green beads at Artbeads.com...on clearance nonetheless. Of course, not knowing exactly how many I would need I bought 2 strands of these gorgeous, sleek olivine cat's eye rectangles. Since they were on clearance I knew if I didn't order enough, I'd never find the same ones again. Finding yellow beads is so very difficult. If I did find the right color, they weren't the right size or I didn't like the shape. Then one day I wasn't even looking for them and these little yellow and white nuggets caught my eye. Perfect color, perfect shape! How lucky am I?
I wanted my necklace to be a little abstract, but still get the feel of the calla lilies. I strung the beads on flexible wire, which I have never used before, and crimped the ends around the clasp. I like the wire! I am definitely going to use it again. Here are pics of my simple little (20") calla lily necklace. Each of those flower beads is 1 1/2" long and 1/2" wide...pretty substantial! And the flowers do match up and are centered...I just had the necklace skewed on the form. dumb me!