The first was a tangerine wire crochet flower pin done with 28 guage wire. I wanted to fill in the center hole and just happened to have some of the lovely green spikes from York Beads. I used one 7 X 17 mm bead for the center and sprinkled the smaller 5x8 mm spikes among some green and gold Chinese crystals. I even managed to incorporate some of the mini spikes in the stem.
|Wire crochet flower with spikes|
|Here's a closeup shot.|
My other experiment was wire crochet stars with bugle beads and Chinese crystal. I made these two into earrings but could see a bunch of these motifs as a bracelet or necklace.
Now I am busy getting organized for Bead and Button because I leave on Monday for 5 days of fun, classes, and shopping. Before I conclude, though, I have to show off my new shoes. I needed a sensible,comfortable pair of walking shoes for B&B and this is what I fell in love with.
My new shoes
Well, they are comfortable and I hope they bring a smile to your face as they do to mine. I will see some of you in Milwaukee and will give everyone else a report when I return.