Monday, 7 May 2012

25th Wedding Anniversary

Last August was Mummy and Daddy's 25th wedding anniversary.  They threw a fabulous party in the ballroom at The Ramada Jarvis in Leicester and it was a truly lovely evening. 

To go with a fabulous deep red frock she had made, Mummy designed and made this necklace:
It was made using two drop peyote for the neck straps, peyote flowers and leaves and lovely ladder stitched curls.

Here you can see a close up of the flowers with the small beaded bead centres.

And here you can see the drape of the leaves and the fabulous little curls which dripped into her cleavage and looked rather indulgent!

The main bead colours matched her dress perfectly and with a wide and deep square neckline, the asymmetry really worked well.  She looked amazing and is proud of such an intricate and sentimentally important piece.


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    1. Thank you :D My Mum will be really happy to have such a compliment on her necklace

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    1. Thank you poppet, she'll be so pleased to get such a compliment

  3. Love the curls, care to explain? *evilgrin*

    1. Yep, they're really simple - plain old square stitch but on the second row you add two beads for every one on the previous row. At first it's quite tricky but when the curl gets going it gets easier. Gorgeous aren't they?!