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Needlefelted wool appleblossoms and leaves, antique stamens, size 15 seedbeads, silk and bamboo fibre knitted wool cord.
My first tentative experiments with bead weaving, I wanted backs that could slide up and down the cord.
100 antique mother of pearl buttons, hand crocheted onto kid mohair and silk yard (Rowan Kid Silk Haze, the crack of knitting!)
100 antique pink mother of pearl buttons, on silk and bamboo yarn.
As a choker.
The beads snuck into the mix here, of course. Antique mother of pearl buttons, vintage seed beads in an opaque oyster white, handmade lampwork glass beads, hand-felted baubles accented with tiny seed beads and some handmade cashmere flowers and leaves, all on bamboo and silk yarn.
Felted baubles with beading, needlefelted wool flowers, antique buttons.