Thought I would show you all my latest make. I have had these silver filigree butterflies for a while now, but was unsure of what to do with them. So, on Sunday night, as there was absolutely nothing on telly, I sat with my bead mat on my lap and played! I tried various different things, but wasn't happy with any of them, then I got out some silver wire I bought ages ago and never used. I threaded the wire through one of the holes in the butterfly body, threaded on some seed beads, and threaded back through the second hole, then twisted the wires together at the back to hold the beads in place, then snipped off the wire ends. I then used the edge of my flat nosed pliers to smooth down the wires and make them lie flat against the butterfly. I did all five butterflies like this, then joined them together with Beadalon quick clips (I think that's what they are called). I added an amethyst Swarovski bicone to either side, then added chain to complete. I finished the necklace with a magnetic clasp. I love these as they are so much easier than fiddling with lobster claws or bolt rings.
Anyway, this is the finished item.
What do you think????
3 weeks ago