Monday, July 23, 2012

Made in Oregon, Assembled in California - Part 1!

A few months back, I had won a giveaway that Gail Accinelli was hosting on her blog

Here's what I won

As pretty as they are, and as trendy as they are, they challenged me for a long time! I just could not figure out what to do with them! I did not want to just add another glass or lampwork bead with them and mae earrings. Sure that looks pretty, but not challenging enough for me to attempt. I also kept them outside in full view so that I could get inspiration just from looking at them! Nope, nada, nothing for 2 months!

A few weeks ago, a friend messaged me saying she is in Florence, wearing a yellow spring dress, and really needs a necklace to go with it :-) The first idea I had was to use some small yellow flecked murrini beads I had...since she is in Italy. But the tulip up there caught my eye, and I knew that is what I had to use! Not as a bead cap or end cap, but as a tulip. And this is what I came up with:

Then came the challenge of stringing it. I knew I wanted to use white waxed linen, and some yellow wood beads. Beyond that, I didn't know what I wanted to do. Took me a while, and a lot of different combinations to come up with the final "configuration"

I really liked how it turned out. Looks so "happy" :) And all thanks to the wonderful tulip that Gail made for me. I hope she makes more! Here is the link to her store:
She has kits for making some really pretty earrings. So do check it out!

I will leave you here with some more pics of this loveliness! It is on its way to my friend today, hope she likes it!


  1. Beautiful! That 'tulip' is just gorgeous! I know your friend will love this necklace made especially for her!

  2. Kashmira, that's gorgeous! Tweeting your store's url now :)

  3. This one is really beautiful! Loved it...