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.

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 is small faceted glass beads and tiny mixed-coloured pearls.

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 as the second colour. Overall it has a pinker, or purply hue.

This second one uses a pink thread to replace the bright red one. Overall it has a pinker, or purply hue. © Firehorse Designs 2013.

Detail. Pale pink freshwater pearls and tiny garnets are used in the floral detail.

Pale pink freshwater pearls and tiny garnets are used in the floral detail. © Firehorse Designs 2013.

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