I created this piece over the weekend for my gorgeous DIL’s birthday today, but I didn’t want to post it until I had given it to her, JUST incase she happened to peek at my blog! The detailing of this necklace is rather long (approx 6 inches) & has been designed with a short neck chain so that the centre piece hangs quite narrow at the top and then spreads into a fuller expression as it gets longer. The composition is quite intricate & includes green agate, green glass beads, hand blown glass hearts & a hand cast pewter heart in the middle. Of course one of the key ingredients is another one of the gorgeous ‘frames’ from Alpha Stamps. I used a large & small square. The small square has loops top & bottom which I really like because there is more flexibility of it’s placement. I used the reversible metal tiles & hammered it into the square. I really like these tiles, because they aren’t ‘flimsy’ and they have 2 different styles on them. It was a little tight, but not difficult to do. I have found with the last necklace I made that the ‘frame’ section turns as you move around & it is facing the wrong way as much as the right way. So with this one, I created it double sided, equally co-ordinating, using the Butterflies Collage Sheet from Alpha Stamps. I have really enjoyed creating this piece, & although I ended up doing it differently, I was inspired by Deryn Mentock’s bead wrapping on this special piece. Thanks Deryn for your encouragement & support.