|Magdalen Portinari, Hans Memling, 1470|
More I was looking, the more I was convinced I could make this necklace as a lace. (Don't you think it's a word-play? Neck-lace of a lace?)
First try was made of Egyptian cotton-wool with pearls and amber stones.
|One of flowers with a pearl and amber stones|
One necklace was for ma friend, Klaryssa, second for my sister.
|The whole necklace for Klaryssa|
But last year another my friend asked me if I could try to make it once again. Of course I agreed, but I changed a little bit. First of all I took the decision to create a bigger one. That was why I knew that I had to use some kind of a jevellery cord not only threads. Rita, who ordered this necklace, gave me quite big pearls and other stones: turquises, corals and much more.
The flower is made by two shuttles. Because I had forgotten how to create them I tried three times. And after several hours all flowers were ready.
|During the work of the first flower|
|All flowers with pearl petals and semi-precious stones centres|
|The first part of plaitings|
|Making the second part of plaitings|
But finally the necklace was ready and I was quite glad of the result.
|The Portinari Necklace - back details|
|The Portinari Necklace|
I think I will try to make it once again.