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Flowers and lace

Combine strands of seed beads with WireLace to create a necklace for the 2008 Bead&Button Show commemorative bead.
Kim Fields' lampworked bead displays a fine web of vines and small pink flowers over a matte black background. I wanted to create a necklace that balanced the colors and textures of Kim's bead, and which wouldn't be too heavy to wear comfortably. Strands of raspberry and black seed beads add some substance to the lightweight WireLace, while 4 mm fire-polished beads add sparkle. To focus attention on the colors in the bead, I made my own cones using increasing tubular herringbone. To purchase the focal bead for this project click here.

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