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About the Kit
Photo Details
1 Rose/Salmon
2 Brick/Purple
3 Turquoise
4 Cherry/Amber
5 Periwinkle
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Kit price - $88


Cynthia Rutledge presents:
The Ring Around the Posies Necklace
©2004 by Cynthia Rutledge


The Ring Around the Posies Necklace - ©2004 by Cynthia RutledgeDid you ever make flower chains when you were a child? We used to make daisy crowns and sweet little necklaces that lasted all of about a minute!

I was inspired by simpler times and the thrill of making something with my hands, which then lead me to designing this whimsical necklace. Embellish the three-dimensional shapes to turn them into little flowers that look like asters or embellish the little shapes with five points of beadwork to make them look like star flowers. They are linked together with little embellished strips that are “riveted” to each of the flowers.

As always, I am intrigued with metal techniques that can be applied to beadwork. The process of riveting two pieces of metal together with a small bolt or pin reminded me that beadwork can have the same application. Small rondelles do the job nicely giving this piece a chain-like movement. I had a wonderful time creating this “sweet” little necklace, and I think you will, too!

Techniques used: Peyote stitch in the round, flat circular and flat. Increasing, decreasing, fringe and edge stitching techniques.

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