Several months ago, I was asked to create a necklace project for the beautiful new German beadwork magazine Perlen Poesie - 'English Rose' is the result of my experiments and the instructions can be seen on page 58 of the latest issue of the magazine. Once again, this is a necklace that can be worn in several ways as the 'rose' is removable and so you can change the colour of the flower, wear it high at the neck or lower down, knot or plait the stems or let them hang freely and cluster gently beneath the rose. This is quite a difficult piece to photograph as it is very long, but the following picture shows the soft drape of the stems and leaves as they are held in place by the flower.
The next picture shows the 'Silver Shadow' version of the necklace and also highlights the silver spines on the leaves.
The following picture shows the 'Burgundy Bloom' version of the necklace and the strong red provides a real contrast to the pale pink version - change them to suit your mood or your outfit!
Another view of the true 'English Rose' version of the necklace, showing the rose worn high at the neck with the stems gently braided.
And finally (now that I have learnt how to make them!) a collage of the 'English Rose Collection'.
I hope that you like the new necklace and that you will enjoy making your own - as always, feel free to send me a picture of your own version and I will gladly add it to the 'Readers' Gallery' page on my website. The Bead Shop (Nottingham) Ltd stock this magazine or you can subscribe directly via this page of the magazine's website.