White plastic rectangle
I ordered this rectangle a couple, maybe even a few, years back because I was excited to play with it and see what I could create. When it arrived, I noticed that the edges were thicker than I expected and so adding seed beads would be a challenge. I threw it to the side and really never gave it much thought until now. I still think the rectangle is an interesting piece, however, the pig's ear aspect is that this piece is quite plain, just a white rectangle.
First i wanted to add something to the rectangle, it is just so plain, so I added some silver and white glass pearls and some bicone crystals.
Then I added two chains, one is silver plated and the other is gunmetal tone.
Last, I added just a few charms made from the pearls and crystals to balance the piece.
I thought adding the embellishments to the sides of the chain rather than just have them hang from the bottom. I took this approach because the chains are quite decorative and I wanted the chains to get just as much attention as the embellishments.
The jury is out as to whether this is a silk purse, maybe a rayon or damask purse, but not certain if it has reached silk. I don't hate the piece, I think it is just so outside my design realm since I am so use to working with beads. However, I did enjoy the challenge and find the piece interesting and quirky and the chains are absolutely lovely.
Silk purse? You be the judge.