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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Butterflies or Cubes?

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Here's my update on Mini Mandala Mystery IV by Chatelaine Designs. Those four crystal butterflies in the corners, too big? Martina had originally called for the usual crystal cubes that she uses in every design. I saw these little butterflies when I was in A. C. Moore the other day and bought them. I like the idea that there is still the crystal, as Martina had intended. But-- I also like the idea of something different. Oh, and yes, the middle square was supposed to be another large crystal cube. Margit, Anne Marieke and I have shared charms for the previous three mandalas (a ladybug, a bee and a dragonfly). I think the hummingbird is perfect for this one.

5 comments:

Gabi said...

I LOVE that humming bird. But I think the butterflies are a bit too big and conflict with the humming bird? I also like the Crystal AB effect above the normal Crystal.
For the Dragonfly Boudoir Box I replaced the cubes with a Swarovski flower 6 mm in Crystal AB and liked the effect. I ordered couple of bigger things as well...teardrops, flowers, etc but liked that one most. I still have heaps of them. If you want 4 of them to have a look just send me an email to gabi2111 AT gmail.com and I pop them in an envelope for you.

Michele said...

Gabi, I think you are right. And I knew this as I was attaching those butterflies. I just needed confirmation. I love the little butterflies themselves and really wanted them to work. Those crystal flowers...I have a few of those myself. I also purchased some daisy shaped crystals at the same time. I think they are probably the better choice. :)

Gabi said...

I love those butterflies too. I love all those Svarovski's...lol. That's the reason my collection is growing and growing.
And I forgot to add in my comment completely to send you my congrats for yet another gorgeous finish.

Daffycat said...

Love, love, love the hummingbird! I do think the butterfly crystals are a tiny bit too large.

Wonderful progress!

AnneMarieke said...

Gabi is right, Michele, I think the little butterflies are a bit too big. Can't you use them somewhere in Harem?