Tuesday, 20 October 2015

herringbone bell flowers

If I'm being totally honest, I can't remember when I went to this workshop at The Bead Shop Nottingham to make herringbone stitch bell flowers.  It was within the last month, but I can't remember if it was the same day as the Luna cab, or a different day.  So many workshop, I'm getting confused.



We thought these were lovely when we saw them published on the website advertising the workshops, and we registered straight away.  They're made with size 11/0 seed beads, with pearls as top caps and pearls and crystals on the dangles, though the green one has green seed beads on the dangles as none of the crystals or pearls went very well with the colour.



We had plenty of time in the class and the pattern isn't that difficult, so I set to making one larger flower and two smaller ones (larger and smaller than the red and green ones above).  I'm thinking of making these into a pendent together.  Of course, I need to add some crystals and pearls and finish them off, but I'm going to play around and see if I can get them to sit nicely together.

You know what?  I'm going to write a post about all these FIFFS projects I've got going on. Maybe that will push me to finish them off - most of them have only a few minutes, less than an hour, to get them done!

8 comments:

Rachel said...

They're lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do create the pendant!

Christine Barnsley said...

Whenever you made them Wendy, they are very pretty! Christine x

Cath said...

I dread to think how many UFOs I have - still, I'll never be bored! Sweet little bellflowers.

Jane Galley said...

They're very dainty, pretty colour

margaret said...

how very pretty and dainty too

Jo Ferguson said...

They're lovely.

Sarah in Stitches said...

They're so pretty! What are you going to do with them?

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Very pretty and nicely done.