• The Christmas show is almost over, ending tomorrow evening. I understand show sales are record-breaking, and I’m happy with the mid-week report they sent me on sales of my Ganutell flowers. Just two more posts before Christmas, so I wanted to share the mistletoe wreaths I made embellished with Ganutell flowers. This is a simple 6″… [Continue Reading]

    Ganutell and Mistletoe
  • Here’s some more photos of Ganutell flowers I made for the Christmas show produced by the South Cobb Arts Association in Georgia. I’m always pleased at the unlimited opportunities to be creative with each unique piece. Don’t you love the soft lavender of this small arrangement? The petals are square, with rhinestone centers and crystals at… [Continue Reading]

    More Ganutell for Christmas
  • Oh, my! It’s hard to believe another year has flown by, and it’s once again time for the Mable House Christmas show. If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area, please stop by and take a look at the lovely art and crafts being sold at this annual show. Take a look at their Facebook… [Continue Reading]

    Another Ganutell Christmas
  • I recently posted about using wire in Ganutell flowers, rather than the traditional thread prepared with floss and fine wire. It’s been a while, but I’ve finally set a few of these wire flowers in an arrangement so I could share with you. Here’s the arrangement mounted in a black ceramic bud vase. These flowers… [Continue Reading]

    Love the gold!
  • I’ve posted about creating Ganutell flowers with wire before, but I wanted to share again the lovely flowers that can be made using only wire. If you don’t have the tools or the time to make the wire and floss thread used in traditional Ganutell, it’s fine to use wire by itself. This flower was… [Continue Reading]

    Wonderful Wire in Ganutell
  • I’m still working on finding ways to use Ganutell floral arrangements, preparing for the Christmas show later this year. I used some of the flowers in a wreath here, and in a clear shot glass in last week’s post here. I’ve long used crystal candle holders, and you’ll find lots of photos of these throughout… [Continue Reading]

    Mounting Ganutell – Part 2
  • The delicate beauty of Ganutell flower arrangements lends itself to wonderful decorations for your home. Most of the flowers I make are sold for this purpose, and that means I must be creative in finding ways to use them.  I recently did a post (here) showing a wreath I’d decorated with an arrangement, and I… [Continue Reading]

    Mounting Ganutell Flowers – part 1
  • Likely the most commonly used thread when creating Ganutell is DMC floss. There are different types of DMC floss, though, and this flower is made using the satin finish. This finish comes in several colors, and is slightly heavier than the regular floss. This flower has three basic petals in the center, and the inside… [Continue Reading]

    Peachy Keen Ganutell
  • In addition to ganutell, I love to work in several art mediums. While I spend most of my time creating bead and wire flowers, I often create vintage jewelry, or do a mixed media canvas, or play with glass in a kiln. This requires keeping lots of tools and supplies at hand, but I am… [Continue Reading]

    My incredible shrinking workspace …
  • In anticipation of the Christmas shows, I’ve been working with new shapes and colors for my Ganutell flowers. I’ve found some interesting mounts and vases, and have been experimenting with leaves. It’s lots of fun – that’s an understatement! – and I’ve been pleased with most of the results. This one is a very light… [Continue Reading]

    I’ve got the blues! (the Ganutell blues, that is)
  • I’ve done lots of experimenting lately, trying to find a process for making leaves to use with Ganutell flowers. I actually love leaves made in the Ganutell style, especially when I use the light green metallic floss spun with the same color wire, but I wanted to come up with some leaves that were a… [Continue Reading]

    Experimenting with leaves!
  • I’ve always loved mounting ganutell flowers into crystal candle holders, as evidenced by all the photos on the blog! Lately I’ve wanted to work with different ways to use bead and wire flowers, though, and here’s an example of what I’ve been doing. Years ago, during my cold porcelain phase, I found lovely rattan wreath… [Continue Reading]

    A Ganutell Wreath
  • What a great week! Spring is on the way, and this weekend they’re predicting sunny and warm temps. This past week I was inspired to create a ganutell rose, and here it is! I’ve used three pearl stamens in the center, basic petals surround the pearls, and T-petals for the balance of the flower. The… [Continue Reading]

    Rose of Ganutell
  • This week I’ve been wanting to use some really bright colors in my bead and wire flowers. Spring is definitely upon us, and I’m loving the daffodils blooming in all the gardens. I prepared some bright yellow thread and created several different petal shapes with it. The larger flower uses square petals with rhinestones and… [Continue Reading]

    Springtime bead and wire flowers
  • Few people have even heard of Ganutell – of these people there are only a handful that know that the term Ganutell is also used to describe a type of spiral wire. This special wire is beautiful – comes in metallics and colors as well – and it’s used to embellish Ganutell flowers. Here’s a… [Continue Reading]

    Ganutell – it’s a wire, too!

Ganutell and Mistletoe

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The Christmas show is almost over, ending tomorrow evening. I understand show sales are record-breaking, and I’m happy with the mid-week report they sent me on sales of my Ganutell flowers. Just two more posts before Christmas, so I wanted to share the mistletoe wreaths I made embellished with Ganutell flowers. This is a simple 6″ […]

More Ganutell for Christmas

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Here’s some more photos of Ganutell flowers I made for the Christmas show produced by the South Cobb Arts Association in Georgia. I’m always pleased at the unlimited opportunities to be creative with each unique piece. Don’t you love the soft lavender of this small arrangement? The petals are square, with rhinestone centers and crystals at […]

Another Ganutell Christmas

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Oh, my! It’s hard to believe another year has flown by, and it’s once again time for the Mable House Christmas show. If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area, please stop by and take a look at the lovely art and crafts being sold at this annual show. Take a look at their Facebook […]

Love the gold!

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I recently posted about using wire in Ganutell flowers, rather than the traditional thread prepared with floss and fine wire. It’s been a while, but I’ve finally set a few of these wire flowers in an arrangement so I could share with you. Here’s the arrangement mounted in a black ceramic bud vase. These flowers […]

Wonderful Wire in Ganutell

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I’ve posted about creating Ganutell flowers with wire before, but I wanted to share again the lovely flowers that can be made using only wire. If you don’t have the tools or the time to make the wire and floss thread used in traditional Ganutell, it’s fine to use wire by itself. This flower was […]

Mounting Ganutell – Part 2

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I’m still working on finding ways to use Ganutell floral arrangements, preparing for the Christmas show later this year. I used some of the flowers in a wreath here, and in a clear shot glass in last week’s post here. I’ve long used crystal candle holders, and you’ll find lots of photos of these throughout […]

Mounting Ganutell Flowers – part 1

shotglass1

The delicate beauty of Ganutell flower arrangements lends itself to wonderful decorations for your home. Most of the flowers I make are sold for this purpose, and that means I must be creative in finding ways to use them.  I recently did a post (here) showing a wreath I’d decorated with an arrangement, and I […]

Peachy Keen Ganutell

peach2

Likely the most commonly used thread when creating Ganutell is DMC floss. There are different types of DMC floss, though, and this flower is made using the satin finish. This finish comes in several colors, and is slightly heavier than the regular floss. This flower has three basic petals in the center, and the inside […]

My incredible shrinking workspace …

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In addition to ganutell, I love to work in several art mediums. While I spend most of my time creating bead and wire flowers, I often create vintage jewelry, or do a mixed media canvas, or play with glass in a kiln. This requires keeping lots of tools and supplies at hand, but I am […]

I’ve got the blues! (the Ganutell blues, that is)

blue-1

In anticipation of the Christmas shows, I’ve been working with new shapes and colors for my Ganutell flowers. I’ve found some interesting mounts and vases, and have been experimenting with leaves. It’s lots of fun – that’s an understatement! – and I’ve been pleased with most of the results. This one is a very light […]

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