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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Finally Used the Flower Focal

Remember how two entries ago, I was trying to work with a Round Rabbit flower focal and instead I wound up with this fairy necklace?

Over the weekend, I decided come hell or high water that I was going to use that focal. I don't know why I was so dead set on it, but I was. I'd gotten some fab cherry quartz at the AKS Gem show 2 weeks ago, and I couldn't stop picturing it with the flower. Probably because it reminded me of this necklace I made a couple of years ago. Since I eventually removed it from etsy because I couldn't stop wearing it (I'm wearing it right now!), I didn't want to make something so similar. But I couldn't help myself from using the cherry quartz. I paired it with some Czech glass and strung it on turquoise waxed Irish linen. It's fun and colorful and springy, though I'm still not sure it was the best use of that flower. I think it's just my matchy matchy neurons twitching because the matchiness of the blues/turquoises don't seem to be close enough to draw it together. Like the focal's just the wrong shade of blues. Or am I being ridiculous?

EDIT: I am not being ridiculous! Kashmira's comment below is convincing me it should be paired with all white. Next question. White beads, but what color cord? Turquoise like it's already on, white for the sake of matching, or red in case someone who digs red, white & blue wants it?

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  1. Agree with you about the colors not going very well together. Maybe something white instead of the turquoise tile beads?

    1. You're right. All white would work. Now why couldn't I have thought of that? I hate to waste my cording, but if the necklace doesn't work, it doesn't work.

    2. Oh, not all white. I like the pink. I meant just the turquoise tiles replaced by white.

  2. The link for the necklace you are wearing now is not working :( i want to see!

  3. I agree that a paler backdrop would really enhance the beauty of the pendant, but I do like the cherry quartz you've used. I think red might overpower it - might make it too stars and stripes/union jack/jubilee/royal wedding (seriously. I have had enough of the royal family! They are all over the country this year!!). Pink is just a little softer. Maybe just one pink bead in amongst the white? On a pale turquoise cord perhaps. You have lots of different matchy matchy Tones available because of the graduation of the glaze I think....a pale one perhaps would just give a hint between the white. It's such a bold design (the pendant) it'd be lovely to see it contrasted with a subtle colour scheme. But I'd definitely put a pink bead in. Obviously you don't have to, that's just my personal take!

  4. Oh yeah, the cherry quartz and white would be just luscious!!


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