Well here is my finished piece! I’m a little behind as I was working on something else in between. Days 6 & 7 were to make a chenille rope to suspend the pendants from. I’ve been meaning to try this stitch for ages but hadn’t got around to it until now. Even though I love how the ropes look, I decided to put my flowers on a chain as I’m more likely to wear it that way. I’m not overly keen on the feel of ropes around my neck (haha I wonder if there’s a past life story in there somewhere?!). However, the flowers didn’t sit well on the chain – they flopped about and bunched up – so I made a short length of the chenille stitch rope and attached the chain to the ends instead. You may notice that the flower from day 3 is missing. It’s a lovely design but I felt that the matt grey I used for the petals really made it look like the odd one out. I wasn’t happy with it at all so I unpicked the petals and made another day 4 pendant instead! I love the finished piece and can’t wait to wear it.
This photo shows the back of the work and the chenille rope I made. The tiny size 15 beads were meant to contrast to give the rope it’s characteristic look but sadly mine didn’t stand out very well from the Delicas. ..