by Tamara Robertson.
(Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)
Recently I decided to discard a top from my wardrobe. But the thing is, it had this pretty purple lace on the back of it.
Actually, I found the lace to be the prettiest part of the top, but it was never seen because my hair covered it, or I had a cardigan over it.
So naturally (for me), it became a necklace! 🙂
I already had this strand of blue aventurine and mauve glass beads, which I had strung quite a while ago.
I decided it would be a perfect base. I love the rich purple colour of blue aventurine.
I cut out the individual flowers, and played around until I was happy with this placement.
It’s different from the way I usually attach lace appliques, which is with jump rings, hanging from the necklace, or with the necklace attached to either side of the lace. The photo of the back shows how they’re attached.
I cut bits of lace which went over the beads, and then were securely glued on either side. I picked lace bits so that it looks like the beads were woven through the appliques.
I added some sparkly centres to my flowers, for a bit of bling and metal. When it was done, I thought it would be nice to hang a pendant from the bottom.
I’ve had this silver heart with pink sapphires for many years. It was a gift. Alone on a chain, I don’t tend to wear it, but here it seems perfect to me.
There’s lots of shades of purples in this necklace, from bluish-purple to pinkish-purple, so I’ll be able to continue to enjoy my purple lace flowers with many things, more so now because they’re on the front of me! 😀
Pink Pearls and Potpourri