I’m feeling really creative lately as I build my inventory for the Christmas show. I think I’ve mentioned I’m feeling inspired to make bead and wire flowers, and I’m having great fun using different wires and beads. I’m forever buying beads and wires for my stash, and I’ve accumulated some lovely items I can use in the flowers.
Here’s a photo of a piece I’ve just completed. I used Swarovski crystals for the center of the flower and for the stylized flower ‘buds’ below it. The petals are made with gold boullion wire, often referred to as Ganutell. I used a tea light holder I couldn’t resist buying.
After the rush of the holidays, I look forward to sharing with you all the different techniques for making these bead and wire flowers – they’re totally fun!