A while ago, I was at the craft store looking for nothing and everything, and I happened upon some pastel beads that resembled berries, and so I decided to make a berry lovely necklace...
|Out and about in Spokane berries|
|Not berry colored.|
As I mentioned, the beads were pastel, which doesn't scream juicy ripe berries, so, I painted them. I decided to use some nail polish so that they would be nice and glossy.
|Perfect primer for blackberries and raspberries.|
I rigged a bead holder out of some wire so that I wouldn't get paint on my fingers--it was still a messy process. Make sure you have nail polish remover on hand.
After several coats they looked good enough to eat...and the house smelled like varnish.
To create a vine look for my necklace I paid a visit to kit krafts to sift through the bins to find my bramble leaves.
I used a needle nosed pliers to attach everything together.
I did two separate vines: one for raspberries and the other for the blackberries. I figured this would provide more variety to my accessorizing.
I'm pretty happy with the result. I haven't found the occasion to wear them yet, but I'm excited about this project and the possibilities it opens up...maybe a salmonberry vine would be a nice addition?