Friday, 3 July 2009

Late bluebells ...


The bluebells here in England this year put on a real show and my favourite area of woodland was covered by a scented carpet of them. I had never really thought about beading them before, but when I bent to look closely at them, I was fascinated by how delicate each little individual flower that goes towards making up the total impact is. I went against the country code and picked a couple of stems (in the name of art you understand!) and kept them in a small vase in my studio so that I could follow them as closely as possible. Of course the real bluebells have all gone now, but finally, after nearly two weeks of trial and error, I have some little beaded bluebell earrings to show you.





I chose a semi-matte cylinder bead in a cobalt blue with an AB finish,which seemed quite close to the colour and feel of a real bluebell and added three of them to each earring to create a cluster. Once again, I have used long sterling silver earwires so that you get a lot of movement when you are wearing them, just like my 'Swingin' Poppies' and I've also added to the series by creating some 'Swingin' Daisies' too.





All three pairs of earrings are for sale in my Etsy store.


9 comments:

  1. Lovely Kerrie! They are very realistic and delicate looking!

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  2. Just beautiful. Our daisies are in full bloom right now. Love the poppies too.

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  3. those are beautiful bluebells, the poppies are fab too, I love my pair

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  4. Those are all three lovely - I'm jealous of your talent!

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  5. All of your flowers are lovely. The bluebells are truly inspired but my personal fave is still the poppies!

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  6. so delicate and lovely! (of course :))

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  7. Sweet! However did you make the ends stand out on the bluebells or does it do that naturally? You have the best hand at realistic 3D flowers!

    Patricia

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  8. Thank you for your lovely comments everyone!

    Patricia, that's the bit that took ages to fathom out, I really wanted the ends to curl up like that and make them a bit more realistic - in the end it was all down to increases and VERY tight tension :D

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