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Carnation Keepsake by DesireeMorte Carnation Keepsake by DesireeMorte
This is a very special necklace. The vial pendant contains dried carnation petals from my boyfriend's grandmother's funeral last summer. I dried the flowers, because I'm a little sentimental and I keep a lot of things from significant occasions, even the sad ones.

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.
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GadgieCAT13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
This is so pretty! The vial and the chain go well together. And the photo looks great, I just love how you've presented the necklace.

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.
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devinecrafts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what a beautiful thing to do
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poeticgirl14 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
this is just amazing. that was a really good idea. :):) I love drying up flowers too. I usually like drying roses that I get. :):)
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DesireeMorte Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
I dry all the roses I get. I recently moved though, and they stayed back home. it's too hard to transport them without crunching them. That's part of where the idea for this came from.
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poeticgirl14 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
oh ok I see. well I absolutely love the idea! =D
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joharasaluki Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Great idea....I suppose the uses for this would be endless..
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DesireeMorte Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
I come up with new uses for those every day..... too many lol

Thanks :-)
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Scoop51 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a wonderful keepsake and memory piece.
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DesireeMorte Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thanks :-)
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pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work! :heart:
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