As I was sorting through a box of random beads and broken jewelry, I came across this large purple bead with gold splatters on it. I felt inspired to use it in a project and started to gather color coordinating bits and pieces.
What evolved a few hours later is this “Lavender Lovely”. I used heavy black jewelry wire to attach some broken jewelry pieces for legs. I ran the wire through some purple buttons and the large purple bead, which I used for the body. I attached beads and charms for the arms and added a loop in the back for hanging.
I nested two paper flowers and glued them to the top of the bead to frame the face. I used a 1/2″ circle punch to cut the face from some printed material I had on hand. After I glued the face to the center of the flowers, I coated it with Diamond Glaze to seal and add some shine.
Inspired by Salley Mavor’s Wee Folk, I made this little snow fairy.
She is about 2-1/2″ tall when standing. She is sporting a white flower petal skirt and white wool top embroidered with metallic gold thread. Her little hat is crocheted from white thread, and her wings are a tiny gold mesh material.
She is special to me because the bead I used for her head was mixed in with a box of hobby & needlework supplies that belonged to my Grandmother, who passed away in 2004. I had been saving the bead (which already had the face painted on it) to make something special. So now I have my little snow fairy to sit on my computer monitor and remind me of my Grandma.