I have always liked asymmetry in things such as flower arrangements, wall hangings, clothes, pictures, and jewelry. There is something about the slight off-balance being set "just right" that I find attractive. I had some striped petal canes that I'd been using for other projects, so I decided to make some pinch-petals and see what I could come up with.
I formed the pinch-petals into a long cluster and baked them. Then I made a very thin tube that was the length of the petal cluster and fit around the plastic coated metal neckwire. I baked these pieces so they bonded together and made a solid petal cluster that could be strung on the wire.
I finished the rest of the necklace with size 8 hex-cut seed beads in a really pretty purple iridescent tone. If you look carefully, you can see the sparkle of the glass beads next to the matte finish of the petal cluster. I think it makes a nice contrast.