Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Strawberry Wreath

I was so excited to start this project.  The idea came after an afternoon hanging out with my brother.  Remember back in the day when I made my strawberry plant?  I really love that project.  Well he suggested I revisit projects like that.  Strawberry plant is one of my favorite projects I've made.  The strawberries are made from Swarovski crystals in many shades of red and pink.  There's a piece of me in that project.

But he started the spark that would become the idea for a strawberry wreath.  Instead of only using crystals for the berries, I combined crystals, three cut, and round seed beads in various shades of red.  I used tiny size 15 black beads for the seeds. 
 The flowers are a fun simple little flower made from super tiny size 15s and they also have a cut to them.  If this wreath is displayed in the sun or even in high light it will certainly sparkle.  But it's a subtle sparkle. 
 It's a taste of summer.  A season that is still eluding us right now.  I'm not even sure if we'll have a strawberry season this year.  If not at least you can hang one up on your front door.
A very important lesson was learned while making this wreath.  Small focal points mean more focal points, more leaves, and more arranging.  This also mean it takes longer to complete.  So this wreath has a slightly higher price point.  It is definitely worth the little extra everything though.

1 comment:

nordwolke said...

This wreath really makes you looking forward to late spring/early summer when it's strawberry season (at least over here). And the price is more than appropriate!