Illustration published in "News of Spring and Other Nature Studies
By Edward Julius Detmold
First, I ended up grabbing two of the super cute poppy Humblebeads that Heather Powers made for this month's challenge. I was lucky to snag these little beauties while on the Bead Cruise. Erin Prais-Hintz inspired me to use a little Vintaj deco rivet that I had never really noticed before in my design. She used them in one of her We're All Ears designs last November and you can see her pretties HERE. I don't know why I never paid this rectangle piece any attention before since I regularly use several other deco rivet designs in my earrings, but that's how it goes sometimes. Thanks for the great idea, Erin!
Determined to do something more than just a pair of earrings, I grabbed one of my beloved lampwork glass poppies from Tanya McGuire and whipped up this little necklace by wire wrapping it to a Vintaj brass ring. I added some butterfly charms and a small Czech glass flower dangling from chain to balance things out (I wanted the poppy slightly off center). I finally used my brand new two hole metal punch to add the holes in the brass ring!
I couldn't end this post without sharing this necklace that I made last year when Erin Prais-Hintz invited me to be her Pretty Palettes partner for the Halcraft blog. The pendant is by Skye Jewels and is just perfect for this inspiration piece! You can see more about it HERE if you are interested.