Going forward from my Beaded Flower last week, I've continued this week with another beaded project. A short while ago I was fortunate to be holidaying in France ... beautiful country, rich in history. I particularly love the many medieval 'walled' towns that they have. One such place being, Concarneau.
I happened across a little gift shop, (tucked away in one of the alleyways), which had some cute seaside-type models. I snapped them up, without a clue what I wanted them for; I just knew they would look 'different' whatever I chose to do with them.
Then last week, it was one of those 'eureka' moments ... and I knew exactly what I would do. Choosing a pretty blue shell to experiment with.
All will be revealed ... in a minute. First though:
Today is Handmade Monday No. 21, don't forget to take a peek and see what everybody has been up to. Wendy has some delightful plaques, which are just great!
|(c) Charters Jewellery - Shell Shores|
Voila! Here it is: Shell Shores Brooch.
I attached the shell to a double layer of interfacing and embellished the shell with a few rows of back stitched beads; randomly selecting one of 3 shades of blue glass seed beads. I then created loads of loops around and finished it off with bead 'stacks' to stand above the brooch. Then added a suedette back and brooch pin.
I thought the ruggedness of the beads made it look like a shell lying on a beach with the 'foam of the waves' washing over it.
Yes, I have quite a vivid imagination!
I'm excited to say I have a few more different shaped models left ... starfish, turtle, shell ... so, you may well see some more sea-side type brooches, (called Pins, I believe in The States?).
I'm still working on my nuggety necklace, the bulk of it has been created, now its the finishing touches.
In the meantime, 'Keep Watching and I'll Keep Blogging'