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Cherry Blossoms


About this design:

I was sitting at the last poorly attended craft show trying to at least salvage the day by creating more pieces no one wanted to buy. :) I had brought along the pink flower beads, some oval Czech glass beads in pinks, and 2 sizes of Vintaj bead caps, not knowing I would end up putting them all together. I made the small pink flowers and put bead caps on the small pink ovals and thought wow--these really look like cherry blossoms and buds. The rest is history. I do like how it finally turned out but I had a heckuva time getting the asymmetry balanced. It doesn't come naturally to me at all. Hope you like them!

Components:

From LB: every single thing! Czech glass flowers and beads, Vintaj brass leaves, bead caps, chain, wire, jumprings, earwires, blank, patinas, and the embossing form I used on the blank and the Green Girl shibuichi clasp.

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  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Becky! You’ve been holding out on us! Don’t you love the BigKick? This set is just beautiful! You did great on the assymetry, and all the danglies are too cute. Love the earrings. All very romantic!

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Yes, sweet and romantic. You may have struggled with the design, but got great results!

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    This is marvelous! Every bit of it is gorgeous.

  4. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Stunning! I love it, the design is simple, yet feminine and elegant.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thank you so much! I am so happy to hear positive words. :) I did plenty of growling while making it. I even took it to work part of the way through to get some opinions there. :) Now I need to still have Amber take pictures for me because this is as good as I can do with Hubby’s camera.

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Becky, I absolutely love this, the colors and elements are stunning,even if you struggled the result is worth all that :D

  7. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Being totally symmetrical, I also have a hard time with asymmetry….but you did a great job! Lovely colors and design…very delicate!

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks, Asia and Rowdy! :) You guys made my day!

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    :D

  10. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Boy can I relate. Asymmetry is a major challenge for me also. My friends all tell me I am the most balanced person they know so maybe that has something to do with why asymmetry is so awkward for me. When I attempt to make something asymmetrical it somehow never seems to be quite finished. Oh well I’m probably just too anal. Your set is beautifully charming. It reminds me of the tree in the front yard of my childhood home. Kudos!

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks, Nafri! I know exactly what you mean! :) I am a Libra, too yet, and we crave balance. :)

  12. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Becky, this set is so beautiful! The balance of the asymmetry is perfect. Love the clasp placement. :)

  13. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I can’t believe you made this at a craft show! I need lots of space and time and concentration to work out asym. pieces… this turned out great!

  14. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Drop dead gorgeous!!!

  15. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    FaBULOUS!! Becky, you have made a fatastico set here. The earings are adorable. :D

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Durn! I totally missed this. This was during egg hunt week right? I missed everything then. Anyway it is beautiful & I would never know you had problems with asymmetry at all. Great job!

  17. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I love this. Can you make one similar in purple?

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