Monday, January 24, 2011

Bead Give-Away Winner

Today is different from my usual day in a very very good way! When I checked my email this morning, I got ecstatic with a good news from Helena of Sweden. She recently had a blog give-away and I am the winner... I've been blog-hopping for a few years (both in the embroidery and beading virtual world) and this is the first time I win anything... from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for your generosity Helena!
Beady-wise, this set will be on its way to WI this week - along with the other rings and earrings I made for her. I really enjoyed making this simple necklace as I did able to use my new my new metal punch on the leaf focal. My friend is a very busy Mom of 4 (3 boys and a pretty girl as the youngest) and each angel represent her kids.
My initial thought was to have an assymetrical piece with a front closure. When worn this way, it's around 20" long.
The ring on top of the leaf was a last minute idea - since the chain is long enough, I thought it would be fun to wear it like below... I had been thinking on adding some seedies on the delicate chain on the leaf to add extra dimension but I see a lot of color on the whole piece already. What do you think - should I add seedies or not?
And lastly, please don't forget to drop by at Helena's blog to pamper your eyes with her beautiful creations. She's pretty busy beading herself... her expertise and love for beads shows in her works.
Keep warm and enjoy beading all!

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