Sunday, June 14, 2009

Focal Pendant - Silver Flower

Today's bead is a large (44mm) silver tone flower pendant by Darice. I recently received a good sized haul of beads as a gift and it wasn't even my birthday! I've previously mentioned that my Dad is a jewelry maker/beader and he was so kind to share the wealth!! They are fortunate to have a Pat Catan craft store near their weekend getaway and I believe it is one of their weaknesses that I must have inherited!

It's a lot of fun to receive beads as a gift, but to receive them from a fellow beader is cool because you know the person probably selected things that stood out to them or things they thought you would like.

I love the fact this pendant is a cutout which gives it a bit of an artsy vibe. I'm not sure If I will use colorful beads with it or stick with a simple silver or black cord. I just had a thought about glittering up the center of the flower somehow...hmmm.

I so enjoy using glitter on just about anything, it just seems to add such a festive and fun flair! Maybe using larger link silver chain with some sparkly crystals wired on would add to the festivity! Stay tuned! :)

7 comments:

Dawno said...

I like the chain idea a lot - and I bet you could do something off center by using a clever clasp that hooked into one of the open lower petals, even lariat style? How come I'm getting inspired about your supplies and can't come up with anything for my own today? Lol!

I'm thinking about making a serious investment in Adirondack alcohol inks per some posts Margot Potter has made - I bet applying those to the center (a la your glitter idea) would be interesting, too.

Lisa said...

Excellent ideas!! Love the off center design and also the inks. Never would have thought of that. You are right, it's so easy to see things in other people's designs. Maybe we feel the pressure is off if we are offering ideas instead of putting ourselves out there in a design..hmm. Whatever the reason, I'm glad you shared!!

Azure Islands Designs said...

What a lovely pendant...that is the kind of thing I would put on a chain and wear myself... :0)

Cheers

The Beading Gem said...

Ooooh, lovely bling. Like the previous commenter, I would keep this one for myself!

Silver Surfer said...

Beautiful pendant.. it would be perfect what ever you decide.

JustATish said...

This is really awesome - it holds its own by itself!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful pendant!