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A Study in Scarlet

May 30, 2011
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I repeated my beaded bouquet brooch design (see the earlier upload) using satiny vintage scarlet beads that I got from a broken necklace bought at the flea market a couple of weeks ago.  I added some clear rhinestones in the center of each beaded flower and arranged them on a similar filigree backing that I used to create the first bouquet pin.  I have a few more of these backings left and will probably experiment with other bead designs so stay tuned :).

I topped the bouquet with a rhinestone slide charm (one of the slide loops was broken).  Who says I have to throw broken things away?


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