A Study in Scarlet
I repeated my beaded bouquet brooch design (see the earlier upload) using satiny vintage scarlet beads that I got from a broken necklace bought at the flea market a couple of weeks ago. I added some clear rhinestones in the center of each beaded flower and arranged them on a similar filigree backing that I used to create the first bouquet pin. I have a few more of these backings left and will probably experiment with other bead designs so stay tuned :).
I topped the bouquet with a rhinestone slide charm (one of the slide loops was broken). Who says I have to throw broken things away?