This necklace is sort of a preservation of her memory, I know the flowers probably wouldn't survive something like moving to a new place. Now a part of them is safe.
The vial contains pink and red carnation petals and two freshwater pearls. I replaced the eyelet screw in the cork with my own version, consisting of a leafy bead cap, pale pink Czech glass bead and wire coil. The cork was dabbed with clear drying glue, to make sure the vial doesn't fall off.
The rest of the necklace consists of 22 gauge color coated copper wire, pink Czech glass, garnet red Czech glass, bronze leafy bead caps and the occasional byzantine knot. Adjustable chain with bead dangle at the end, and a hand made clasp to match.
You can see a closer version of the vial itself here [link]
This won't be for sale, for obvious sentimental value reasons.
What kind of glue did you use, and does it work really well? I'm trying to find one that will work for my glass vials, and I know a lot of glues won't stick to glass.
and the necklace is beautiful.
I'm sorry for your loss, but this little "memory" capsule will remind you of what a beautiful woman she was.
For the male version (yeah, I read the other comments too ), I'd stick with silver, but you could use plain black beads if you wanted some contrast. Also, a slightly thicker gauge wire might be a good idea - gents' jewellery tends towards the chunkier end of things.
I think I'll do silver, and as someone mentioned, black pearls for the men's necklace And I also just got a comment about maybe selling empty ones so people can put their own flowers in them.
I'm disappointed you didn't at the very least credit me for the idea.
And Talyra is right, I've seen it done before, yours just made a bigger statement to me because I like your work.
I would just be happy knowing I inspired someone at all, I wouldn't even want the credit. I'd know, and I'd be happy with that.
I was a bit miffed about it but it's fine.
This is such a supportive community normally, this kind of thing really makes me sad.
My boyfriend loved the necklace, but it makes him a little sad
Thanks for your input!!