After months of preparation, I delivered the Ganutell flowers to the Christmas show this week. Ganutell is not well known, and it’s always a nice surprise to hear positive comments from people seeing these flowers for the first time. They even made a special place to feature them.
The last flower I completed was truly fun, and I couldn’t resist showing you just one more! I love the color of this prepared thread, and decided to make three different styles in the same arrangement. I found some very light blue thread that I spun with silver, and I accented the petals with seafoam wire. All the centers are made with silver beads. This arrangement is a good example of the many ways we can create unique flowers by changing petal shapes, colors, wire and beads so that every piece we complete can be new and unique. The flower at the upper left has petals shaped like butterfly wings, outlined with corrugated wire. The flower to the right has large petals from prepared thread, outlined with two wraps of wire, and smaller inner petals made with wire. The remaining flower uses square petals with silver beads at the tips, again outlined with wire. I mounted all three in a crystal candle holder, with just some strands of wire for interest. It received rave reviews!
So now the push for the show is over, but no rest for me! I’m working on major changes to the site. I’m excited with the upcoming changes and hope you’ll visit again soon!