Love Birds Necklace

Designer: Michelle Mach
Published: October 3, 2007
Technique: Daisy Chain, Wirework

The love birds connector piece reminded me of that grade school song: “Two little love birds, sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g . . .” I wanted to use that connector as the centerpiece for my necklace, but it didn’t seem substantial enough on its own. I decided to create my own pendant by combining the connector with the large brass ring and a filigree tube bead. I added some brown silk cord and seed bead daisies for an extra dash of color and texture. The daisies reminded me of another grade school pastime: pulling off flower petals in a love-me, love-me-not kind of way. So I added more seed bead daisies on several beads to finish off this flirty necklace. This necklace, created by the editor of Beading Daily, was part of the Beadwork Challenge for the October/November 2007 issue.

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