July 19, 2011

Butterflies

I knew that as soon as I saw these pretty enameled butterflies at Anne's shop, Gardanne Beads, I wanted to put them into a real show stopper piece. I have a trunk show coming up in a few weeks at the Museum, and I want to have a few big pieces to show off along with the simple stuff.

It's actually much more comfortable to wear that you'd think! I have been wearing it all morning and it's pretty lightweight. Nothing sharp to poke. Just a ring of butterflies fluttering around your neck.
I need one of those nice busts to display this on. Is that something I can find at Michaels? or Joann Fabric?




39 comments:

  1. That is so pretty. Delicate, summery, and lightweight! What more could you ask for? :) Definitely a show stopper piece.

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  2. So cute!! You can find cheap little necklace busts at Michaels, you need a nice torso mannequin or something to show off pieces like this. Craigslist is where I found my 2 girls.

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  3. I love it! It is perfect for summer.

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  4. Gorgeous! I'm sure it will sell right away, but if it doesn't let me know - I'd love to purchase it!

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  5. Very very pretty!!!
    I love it!

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  6. Love it! So cheerful and loaded with color.

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  7. Wow that is so cute and stylish!

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  8. So lovely and summery. The stands can be purchased from Nile Corp. Good prices.
    Michelle

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  9. I ordered my jersey dress form from Robert H Ham. Here's the link... http://www.robertham.com/p-8205-female-cream-jersey-form-with-base.aspx

    Love the color and flow of the butterflies!

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  10. Beautiful, I love butterflies and those are gorgeous.
    Therese

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  11. Love the mix of colors.
    Best place for display stuff is Nile Corp. especially necks, trays, velvet pads. Great prices, quality and cheap shipping.
    Michaels and Joanne displays are expensive, poor construction and cheesy quality, IMHO.

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  12. I just purchased a life size torso on a stand at TJ Maxx. It has a funky fabric on it, so I will wrap it in muslin or something.
    Like I said on facebook, it is so exciting to see what my customers do with my components.

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  13. Incredibly beautiful, it drapes so nicely around the neck too. Lovely

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  14. I'm with Malin on this one. WOW! x 3

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  15. Lovely! What I want to know is, how do you keep that backwards one from flipping over??? Did you wire across the back or something?

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  16. swopemelmel7/19/2011

    Wow !!! Awesome !!!! Fantastic !!!!

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  17. Stunning! You should have Joe make you some busts out of wood He seems to be very handy. Your beautiful work needs a a unique stand.

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  18. This is so, so pretty! I love it. It just makes you smile. Perfect for a fairy princess! It looks really lovely on and great with what you are wearing! You are always a really terrific model for your our jewelry.

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  19. Beautiful! I love the colors!

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  20. What a lovely summer necklace!

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  21. LOVE. So beautiful :)

    Happy Beading,
    Jessica

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  22. Mmmmmm! So gorgeous!

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  23. WoW!!!!! This necklace is sooooo beautiful and these butterflies are wonderful!!!! I love everything on this necklace!!! The central butterfly is fantastic!!!
    Kisses Lorelei !!! :o)

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  24. Oh my gosh this is so pretty-I can't stop looking at it!

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  25. DEFINITELY a show stopper! I got a bunch of her butterflies, too, but haven't had a chance to play with them yet. This makes me want to move them to the top of my "to do" list!

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  26. that is one cool necklace.

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  27. That is just beautiful. Seeing it on, I think you should wear it to the trunk show. I so admire your talent.

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  28. This is a show stopper for sure! I'm glad you added the picture of it on. It lays so amazingly perfect! I think seeing it on really sold it for me. It's really wonderful!

    You can buy the black or white velvet ones at michaels, but not the nice realistic looking ones.

    Again WOW, one of my favorites so far :)

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  29. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

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  30. Really sensational Lorelei!! I know you wont bring this home again!

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  31. Hi Lorelei, Believe it or not....Walmart now has very nice 3 dimensional busts for about $7. I'm in WV, but I'll bet they are in most of their stores.

    My favorite place on line (and the cheapest I can find) is GemsOnDisplay.com. They are in Ohio and are family owned and operated. I love, love, love them.

    Your necklace is fab, fab, fab. I'm sure it will be bought the minute it is displayed.

    Hugs and tons of success, Linda

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  32. This is lovely, lots of movement just like a summer garden full of butterflies!

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  33. Beautiful! Very inspiring.

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  34. Completely stunning.

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  35. I love the way the butterflies are placed around your neck...it really does wear well!! Good luck with trunk show prep!
    Jen

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