At the moment it’s quite popular for restaurants to ‘deconstruct’ traditional foods and to lay out their component parts in a new way. In view of this I have deconstructed a flower for this necklace, by stringing individual petals and berries onto some wire to make a pendant:
It took me ages to try and find a way to get the petals to overlap each other in a consistent way, and in the end I had to come up with swirly wire shapes to hang the petals from. I’ll put a photo of the back here later if possible, but in the meantime here is a closer look:
Lesson learned today? That getting petals to hang nicely from chain is impossible! Not sure I’ve got the solution to it yet, but I’m closer than I was a few hours ago…
Second lesson learned today? There is no point deconstructing a pizza or shepherd’s pie or lasagne – they are much more tasty if you make them the traditional way. Similarly, petals belong on a flower, and deconstructing them is a stoopid idea!