Creating a Wearable Bouquet

Beadwork’s Managing Editor, Melinda Barta, describes her reaction to the June/July challenge kit supplieddd by lampwork artist Cassie Donlen:

“The second I opened the kit that Cassie Donlen provided for Beadwork” Challenge Project and saw the large bag of head pins, I immediately knew what I wanted to do: make dozens of three-dimensional wire wrapped-loop dangles using the colorful pearls and pressed-glass flowers, rondelles, daggers, and beads. However, I must admit that I got so addicted to making these dangles that I bargained with my teammates for more: Jamie Hogsett gave me additional green and red flower beads in exchange for the curly metal charms used in her wall hanging, and Sandi Wiseheart traded her blue pressed-glass flowers for my leftover seed beads. (Check out Sandi’s Caribbean Breeze Earrings made with the same kit.) For the clasp, I strung a loop of seed beads to fit around a dangle made with one of the intricate lampworked rondelles, making a secure closure around the wrist.”

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