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