These two new pieces began as a commission for my sister. She sent me the most gorgeous red pearls and asked me to make something from them. I really enjoyed this one, so I made two. She loved them so much, she took both and gave one away as a birthday gift.
Deep red pearls and garnets are braided into dark maroon and bright red embroidery floss with a brass floral pendant. © Firehorse Designs 2013.
The detail in the flower for this one has small faceted glass beads and tiny mixed-coloured pearls. © Firehorse Designs 2013.
This second one uses a pink thread to replace the bright red one. Overall it has a pinker, or purply hue. © Firehorse Designs 2013.
Pale pink freshwater pearls and tiny garnets are used in the floral detail. © Firehorse Designs 2013.