Thursday, 30 July 2009

Sunshine on a rainy day ...

Following on from my 'Hello Yellow!' blog entry, I've finally made myself a piece of yellow jewellery to wear. I wanted to make something really bright and cheerful to make up for the wet weather we are having here in central England right now - so what better than a sunflower?

Jean Power's new blog 'Colour Challenge' really got me thinking about why I haven't used many yellow beads in my work so far and so I bit the bullet and chose the brightest of yellow cylinder beads to experiment with. I also used a lovely shade of shiny brown beads for the centre and bright green beads for the stem and leaves. This is quite a departure from my early work which was often in muted shades of pinks and purples with dark greens, but hey - if nature can do it, why can't I? I'm really pleased with the way this has turned out and although it's only three inches high, I managed to squeeze in forty-eight little petals and broke three needles in the process! I've made two of these so far, one is for sale in my Etsy shop and the other one is for me - it makes me smile every time I look at it and I'm hoping it will spread a little happiness when I wear it out and about.


  1. Kerri,
    I just love all your little flowers! Are you going to be selling the patterns for any of these?
    I love your work, keep it up!

    Terri in US

  2. What cheerful daisies that look rather technically challenging - a lovely piece. Glenda

  3. Your sunflower is lovely!

    I don't wear yellow either though a close friend loves yellow so I've made some yellow jewelry for her. It's often a challenge to work with. As a quilter it's used sparingly.

  4. Hey Kerrie...How sunny and adorable!!!
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  5. What a pretty sunny flower you've created!