An exciting aspect of Ganutell as a craft is the endless opportunities to be creative. There are many colors and types of floss and wires, and the number of beads and embellishments available can be overwhelming. Then there are the different shapes of petals we can create, and the many ways they can be assembled. I admit it …. more than any other craft, I find myself thinking ‘out of the box’ most often with Ganutell.
A while ago, while rummaging through my stash of copper wire, enjoying the lovely shine and beautiful colors, I was inspired to try a Ganutell flower made just from wire. No floss and prepared thread for this one, just some beads and wire. I chose the color because purple’s my favorite, and found that 28 gauge wire works best for the petals, with the usual 24 gauge for the stem. It took a short while to become accustomed to wrapping the wire, but frankly my experience in doing French beaded flowers was a great help with this. I added beads for some extra bling and to allow for a little larger petal size, then chose gold colored wire for the leaves to make the final piece extra special.
This one proved to be a winner, and sold immediately.
Which reminds me …. crafters often ask how they can sell their work, so I thought I’d share my experiences in shows, retail sales and online selling, in some upcoming posts. I hope you’ll visit often!