Saturday, May 30, 2009

Daisy Chain Lei

After making a silver plated double chain necklace using the Beadalon links and connectors, I decided that it would make a good base for a lei. The chain necklace instructions will appear on our craft club website ( Using white gauze ribbon, I tied a daisy garland (Sierra Pacific) onto the chain necklace wrapping around twice and filling in with extra bows. It actually might be better to leave the back of the neclace (section with the clasp) unflowered so that the necklace/lei can be put on more easily. Like the glass flower wrist-lei, this project is a way to make a lei that will last beyond graduation night. Be sure to attach a card to the lei telling the graduate to untie the bows to remove the daisies and use the chain as a necklace.

Oh, in case you're wondering about the orange glass dish behind the glass flower bracelet, it is a carnival glass piece that I purchased on my last antique hunt. I think it is a vintage piece from the early 1900's made by one of the well-known glass companies of the day. The irridescent color comes from the chemicals that were sprayed on the hot glass. This piece of pressed glass was formed in a mold that has a pattern name of 'holly berry' and the orange glass is listed as marigold.

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