Type of item: Accessory
Style: Casual, Funky, Cute, Whimsical
The flocked beads in this piece were rather plain, and they seemed to call out "paint me!" I used paint markers that left the soft, fuzzy surface of the flocking intact. Working freehand, I decorated the oval beads with a curling, filigree pattern. I then painted the round beads to match the filigree color, tying the beads together visually. Once the paint had cured, I strung the beads of satin cording, knotting between each, to create the necklace.
What was your inspiration?
The large flocked beads that were perfect canvases for my paint markers!
What are you most proud of?
That I painted the beads freehand!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Keep a steady hand.