If you're here in search for the wonderful Erin's Color Challenge - please check it here! And then come back and have some flowers too :)
Many, many moons ago Lisa of Pine Ridge Treasures organized a blog hop with the date of December 1st. I believe it was back in September... you know what happens with things when you say 'oh, I have time!'... yes, you left them for the last minute.
Which is not perfectly true - because I really finished the piece for the Floral Holiday before the ones for Erin's Color Challenge :)
So here I was, at the beginning of the week, with the knowledge that I must finish at least 2 pieces until the end of week. Pressure works well with me (positive pressure).
You'll forgive me - I will show you the piece first... I have been dying for 3 days to show someone this picture!
Anyhow... let's start from the beginning. Back in September / October I received the package from Lisa. I must admit I was anxious to find my colours (I knew they couldn't be black :)) and when I opened the box out came this mix in purples and light pinks and a nice yellow-orange flowers or petals and even some leaves. I was ecstatic! I love pastels and the combination was wonderful.
I wasn't sure how to string them so they'll show (I have seen designs with Lucite flowers and most of them were 'drooping' and I didn't want that). When I open the package again to work with it, I played with the flowers a little bit and this is what was born on my table:
Oh, I love this! How can I put them together exactly like that?!?! The answer presented to itself immediately: wire them together!
That I can do - and so I did :)
After wiring the flowers together, I wrapped them on a stronger base, attached the chain, the handmade clasp and I was done! I used all the flowers in the pack, almost all petals and 2 of the leaves :)
Right now I am glad the holiday season has started: I will have all the excuses in the world to wear this beauty!
Thank you, Lisa, for the opportunity! This was such a fun challenge - first time ever working with Lucite :) I will try them again - for sure, since I won a blue pack from her too!
Please make sure you visit the other participants and check their beauties too :)
Your Host: Lisa Lodge, Grateful Artist (Pine Ridge Treasures)
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Kimberly Flood, Goddesses and Beads
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Cheri Reed, Creative Designs by Cheri
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Thank you for stopping by!