Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flower variations

I have been making more flower earrings to give as gifts (see link to the pattern on the sidebar). The slight variation I made was to add beads to a long picot with the earring hooks, which I thought would make them hang better than just joining the hook to the ball thread. Without the beads, the long picot looked a bit messy, the beads help keep the double thread through the hook in place.

A more spectacular variation of the pattern has been created by Mary of Mary's Handmade blog. Mary has used the pattern to make a necklace. Have a look, here's the link. I think it looks great, and I like to see someone building on my ideas.

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