For those of you who follow the blog, or are a fan on facebook (www.facebook.com/KBCakesCreations), you know what Memory Beads are because I’ve talked about them before. Memory Beads are beads I hand make from the flowers of a time you wish to remember, or as a way to remember someone. For example, flowers from a wedding bouquet, birth of a child, special occasions (prom, other dances, graduations, baptisms, etc.), or from the flower arrangements of a loved ones funeral. Anything or anyone you wish to remember. What I have to do is dry those flowers, then when dry, form them into beads to be used in jewelry. Below are pictures of the process from a friend’s wedding bouquet to make Memory Bead jewelry for her (and there were talks of giving a piece of jewelry to her mom, mother-in-law, etc.). Most of her jewelry pieces are neutral tones because that is what she liked, and I tried to incorporate a fall theme with leaf, red, and gold beads as her wedding was fall inspired.
Picture of the flowers dried..
Some of the beads formed from flowers…
Getting a finishing coat to make them shiny…
Jewelry made from beads:
Matching set (necklace, bracelet, and earrings):
Flash, so you can see the sparkles in the beads:
Hope you enjoyed the gazillion pictures! And if you wish to do something with those dried flowers from long ago, or you have an important event coming up you want to remember, don’t forget to order some jewelry from me!