What says summer better than a bouquet of brightly colored flowers? While I was in Arizona, I stopped in a bead store and bought a bag of lucite flowers. I used some of the flowers and mold n pour to make some floral molds. I melted a pot of clear Utee and then used red, blue and magenta To Dye For to mix up different shades of purple. I molded a gazillion flowers and picked out the ones I liked best and that fit on the metal stampings I used for the necklace base. The center piece is made from a square, gold colored stamping. I bent under one corner and hammered it flat. The side pieces are round, gold colored stampings with a loop on each side. First I sprayed the stampinsg on both sides with a clear gloss sealer. This keeps the metal from turning color. Next I joined the round side pieces to the center piece with jump rings. Using loctite glue, I glued the flowers to the metal bases. I put a self-stick jewel in the center of each flower. I squirted some Diamond Glaze in the center of each flower and with my finger spread it outward on the petals. This seals in the jewel and gives the flower a nice shine. When the Diamond Glaze was dry, I glued some leaf beads around the flowers.
I finished the neclace by attaching .014 beading wire with crimp beads, beading each side and ending with a toggle clasp.