If you've read my piece 'spontaneous storage'. then you'll realise I'm not always the most organised of people. And so it was, whilst looking for something amongst all my craft goodies, I came across some pretty little butterflies that I'd forgotten I had.
I think I bought them originally with the intention of using them on greetings cards. As usual with stuff bought on impulse, they got 'filed' in one of my storage boxes and forgotten.
However, having found them, I thought they really should be supping nectar from pretty flowers, and thus the 'Butterfly Garden' necklace was born!
The main body of the necklace is Kumihimo silk braid in pale green, grey and silver. To this are stitched a veritable herbaceous border of brightly coloured polymer clay flowers and green glass leaves.
The butterflies, which have jewelled bodies, are cemented to the flowers.
The nice thing is, the wings of the butterflies are sprung, so they quiver as you move, giving the illusion of life.
I must admit to being quite proud of this one, which is available in my Etsy shop for £25 plus post and packing.
A close call and 4 more years !
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