Following on from the pip bead class I took, I was inspired to use the 3 rivolis (sparkly bit in the centre, doesn't have a hole) I'd bought for more pip bead jewellery. I knew I had some blue pip beads at home, so that was where I started.
I have load of blue seed beads so it was pretty easy to match these beautiful pips with some dark blue delicas and seed beads. This one isn't going to be a brooch.
Instead I added a jump ring to the back so I can make it into a necklace.
I then made these little flowers. 6 of the pip beads fit perfectly together in a circle to form a bloom and I added a little clear seed bead in the centre of each. I think I'll make a couple more of them and use them to flank the main flower.
I'm afraid this isn't the last you'll see of pip bead flowers, I used all three rivolis...
I'd also like to say that I've had the most hectic couple of weeks at work, including working into the evening, so I haven't been visiting many blogs and I don't think I've commented on any. I hope to catch up at some point soon, so don't think I've abandoned you!