|September 18, 2008
One of Frany's flowers is going to live on Mauna Loa! ;-)
This new project is going to be another challenging adventure.
I don't know why, but the voices I hear in my head are never suggesting something easy and fast to make...ah!
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Frany sent me 3 beautiful flowers and a beaded bead, but I've been having a hard time trying to find a way to use them all in a single piece, so I decided to use the light sage green flower and the matching beaded bead and keep the 2 black/red/orange ones for future projects.
So, do you want to get lost following my inspiration process and see why a light sage green fantasy flower wants to live on Mauna Loa? ;-)
The color of this flower reminded me of the Silversword
There are three species of Silversword, found on Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa (on the Big Island of Hawaii) and Haleakala on Maui.
The beaded bead could be transformed into a Protea, another plant which grows in Hawaii, but can be found also in other parts of the world.
I don't know how it's going to work out and I might change something along the way, but the idea is to construct a base that gives the idea of an old lava flow and then insert the flowers and some ferns among the lava rocks...something like This.
I'm going to bezel the lava rock beads and then work the connections in free-form peyote and probably some brick stitch.
In this photo you can see the beads I chose for this new necklace. I might not use them all, or add some, but basically this is the palette I'm going to use.
The blacks are in different sizes, shapes and finishes.
Wanna follow me along this journey? ;-)