A Breath of Spring Jewelry – Flowers With Visiting Insects
by Carol Burton.
(Temple City, CA)
I love flowers. I also love butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs and bumblebees.
I started thinking how I could put the flowers and butterflies together.
I made the flowers out of various colors of lucite with Swarovski crystals as the inner part of the flower.
A stacking technique is used to make the flower. The insect charms hang from the middle of the flower.
I hand make the ear wires. I learned how to do this with Rena’s excellent fancy ear wire tutorial.
I also make a purple flower with hummingbirds hanging from them.
My customers can mix and match the colors of the flowers to the type of insect or hummingbird they want.
The lucite makes the flowers light, and the insects and hummingbirds make the earrings fun as they dangle down from the flower.