Fire Mountain Gems 2013

Sunflower - Finalist

In the year 2013 I competed in the first contest I had entered in many years. I made a necklace with a large focal flower using a piece of black nephrite jade for the center. I surrounded the cabochon with a netting of beads and then added the petals.

I used rounded edge triangle beads to make the leaves. The periwinkle flowers are made using 15/0 beads.

The chain is a tubular peyote that is five beads to each row. Using an odd number of beads will encourage a spiral pattern to form as you create the beadwork.

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