Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rue's Song

Here's our final Hunger Games inspired project and it's called Rue's Song!

Spoiler alert for the purple text, skip to the black text to avoid information about The Hunger Games!  This piece was inspired from the scene where Katniss says her final goodbyes to Rue as she lay dieing.  In the book she covers Rue's body with wildflowers that were white, yellow and purple so I used those colors in the flowers along the fringe of the disks.  The little birds embossed on the disks can represent Rue since she was described as birdlike or for the mockingjays that were echoing the song back to Katniss as she sang Rue to her final rest.  I cried when I read this part and cried again watching the movie!

As usual, all supplies are available at our BFC bead shops in Mapunapuna, Hilo, and Maui.  To create this earring set, I used Vintaj's deco embossing folder in the Woodland Birds and their small circle blanks.  After embossing the pattern I punched 3 additional holes on the bottom of the disks using the 2 size leather punch and then brought out the highlights with the Vintaj sanding block.  I took ball end head pins from our Sweet Beads line and strung on 4mm Swarovski bicones in Clear 2xAB, the resin flower, and then 3mm Swarovski bicones in Olivine.  I wire wrapped each dangle to the disk just to ensure that the dangles don't slip off.  Slip the disk onto ear wire and you're done! 

We'll be demonstrating this project at our Mapunapuna Bead Shop on Saturday April 28 between 2 and 3 PM so stop by to check it out!  When ever we do the metal embossing, people are so amazed at how easy and fast it is!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see ya at the store!

Lynn H. @ Mapunapuna BFC Bead Shop

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