Sunday, 7 June 2009

Poppy Pin - version two!


A little while ago, a friend asked me if I could make her a special poppy to wear around the time of Remembrance Sunday. Obviously November is some time away yet, but I don't like to keep people waiting and so I have been working on it and just finished the new version of Poppy Pin.





This one is very similar to my poppy design that was published in issue 14 of Bead magazine but my friend wanted hers without the leaves, which presented me with an engineering issue regarding how to attach the pin. As you can see from the picture of the back of the poppy, I decided to use a similar method to the one I used for my Awareness Ribbons and attached a few size 8 beads to the back of the poppy to hold the sterling silver stick pin in place. I also made the actual poppy slightly smaller with a larger black centre and five fire-polished beads to give it extra visual impact. It will be winging its way to its new owner tomorrow - let's hope this poppy is just what my friend was looking for!


11 comments:

  1. That's beautiful! I bet she'll love it :D

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  2. I love it Kerrie - I have to admit to buying the beads to make this but sadly my dexterity is not up to the task
    x chris

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  3. Kerrie, that is gorgeous - one day I will attempt one of your flowers.

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  4. Beautiful! I can't imagine why your customer wouldn't love it.

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  5. I love it :) simply stunning - You are an inspiration :)

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  6. Very sweet. Your flowers are fantastic. :)

    Patricia

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  7. Just beautiful.

    I'm sharing the "Lovely Blog" and "Kreativ Blogger" awards with you. If you have a minute come check out the post and pass it along if you'd like. Enjoy!

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  8. Thanks for your great comments everyone and thank you for the awards too Jodi :0)

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  9. What a gorgeous poppy, Kerrie! Your flowers are always stunning, but this one really speaks to me for some reason :) Very inventive use of the size 8 seedies for the back, also!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous bead design work!

    Seed beads for the win! hehe

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