This month I think is my favorite necklace I have made is for Halcraft. Possibly my favorite of all time.
I will freely admit that the color palette I selected for this month was a hard one for me, mainly because of that bright pink color. But I love a good challenge, don’t you? And since I had the perfect dress to wear to a Valentine’s Day wedding, I knew I had my motivation. Now to make sure the Mojo showed up!
I love the petal shape of these ruby red glass beads. I just knew I had to make a flower! It took me a LOT of trial and error. And a lot of wasted wire. But I persisted and got the hang of it by the third one. It really is just a lot of weaving, and it looks so stunning with those pink rhinestone button sliders for the centers. They are pretty substantial. And they would look great by themselves, as a pin or a pendant. But I never stop at simple. ;-) Once I got past the flowers, the rest pretty much fell into place.
In order to give the necklace more heft and visual weight, I went with a double strand in the front. This helps to anchor it so it doesn’t pull to one side, as these flowers are quite large and heavy. It feels so good on! I am so very sad about letting this one go. But since I wrote the instructions for this, and I know that I got all the supplies at my local Michaels, I can likely make it again, right?
If you’re interested in making it for yourself, just click here for printable instructions with a complete list of materials!
For the earrings I just used some leftover beads to make a petal drop with the rhinestone button slider. The trick with these sliders is to thread the wire through the opposite hole so that they aren’t lopsided or spinning. I also secured the wire to the back and put a little rose jade round in the open space as a surprise in case you see it from behind!
The wedding was certainly a love-fest on Valentine’s Day. Here I am with the radiant bride, Miss Ashley.
Thanks for stopping by to see what I created.
If you created something using Halcraft supplies in this month’s Pretty Palette, please link up below!