Designed to showcase a few of this year's Pantone colors, I set out to design this legacy necklace around a special lampwork glass focal bead.
There's a story behind that bead...
A long, long time ago in the land of Delavan, I was mailed this focal bead. It came from Princess Julianna Cannon (owner of JulsBeads). Her instructions were, "This is an UAB (ugly ass bead) but rather than pitching it, I thought you might be able to do something to make it less ugly."
I saw the beauty in this glass focal immediately, and waited for the right opportunity to showcase it in all it's glory.
|Everlasting Blue Danube by Dawn Doucette|
I embellished the natural beauty of this focal by bringing in some gorgeous crystal rondelles and some round glass druks. My favorite part of this piece (aside from the flower focal) is the fringe. I wanted to create a fringe that resembled roots, so I used the vibrant spring green to create a funky, root-like fringe.
My piece was selected as a finalist in the Beadaholique design contest. If you like my design, I'd really appreciate your vote. Voting is open to the public through April 17th. Click this link http://ow.ly/jX37w and "Like" the photo of my Everlasting Blue Danube in Facebook.
The beauty within this flower formed of glass will carry out it's legacy forever. It will always beautiful and it will always sparkle. There's beauty all around us, it's up to each one of us to appreciate the small things and see that beauty.