Inspired by Frida

Cinco de Mayo has passed but May is still here and I created a fresh design incorporating big, carved roses inspired by Frida Kahlo's aesthetic. When I think about Frida, I immediately envision all the tropical fruits, colors and flowers that are depicted throughout her work.

I added Swarovski Elements stones using BeadFix™ adhesive squares to glue a single stone on each acrylic bead. The little flower connectors were strung onto satin silver wire through two of the opening rings. Pieces of colored twisted wire using Artistic Wire™ were used to create a wrapped bail to hang the pendants.

The final result is a rich, candy-like piece that can be worn anytime you feel like releasing your inner Lupita de las Flores. Viva Mexico!

Materials used in this design:

BeadFix™ adhesive squares

.018" satin silver wire Beadalon 19

.018" SilveRose™ wire Beadalon 7

Artistic Wire™: gold, red, black

Gold plated flower connectors

Gold plated solid spacer rings

Antique brass toggle clasp by John Bead Corp

Crystal flatback stones by Swarovski Elements

-Fernando Dasilva for Beadalon

www.dasilvajewelry.com

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