I tried many combinations with the kit beads but the necklace had a will that I gave into. I have titled it The Secrets of Milkweed. I have discovered that Milkweed has not just one but several secrets.Secret # 1
I realized that the first secret of this necklace was the pendant. I tried a number of others but this one worked. It is of a Milkweed plant in bloom.
The truth is that in real life, the milkweed plant is also very strong willed. It is a big plant that takes up lots of room and farmers hate to see it get an inroad in their hay fields. In mid summer it blooms and has a lovely perfume, by late summer it has gone to seed and it is prolific in its production of white feathery seeds that land and replant themselves everywhere easily.
Secret # 2 The milkweed plant is the food source and birth place of the Monarch Butterfly.
Secret # 3 The name of the Milkweed plant in Latin is a family that stands for Medicine and Healing
Secret #4 The prolific feathery seeds are used as a down substitute for clothing and quilts, especially for those allergic to bird down.