This year I am lucky to be one of the participants of Battle Of The Beadsmith. The third contest hosted by Steven Weiss of the Beadsmith.
My entry is a collar- necklace called Alice in Wonderland. I wanted to try new for me style of collage for quite a some time and ones I had such an opportunity I decided that it was the time. Alice in Wonderland seemed to me one of the most suitable themes to picture this style and, ones it was written by Brit, I thought it would be nice to make something as a memory of the UK, after all I am leaving this wonderful, but so bad-weathered country this summer.
"Alice in Wonderland" collar- necklace was embroidered using Czech seeds beads, freshwater pearls and Czech pearl beads, soutache, satin ribbons and roses; also I spiced it all up with some zips, lace, chains and other little quirky bits and bobs.
It measures approx 10.5 inches wide x 16 inches long or 26 cm x 40 cm that includes lace and chains. It took me about 1.5 months to create this necklace. Well, I did not count the hours, I would say 1.5 month includes sketching, ordering and waiting for materials, then re-ordering and waiting for more materials and, of course, making the collar.
I had a lot of fun making it and I am sure will have even more fun wearing it!