Monday, 2 March 2009
I am absolutely obsessed with the architecture of beads, so when I saw pictures of the Flower Power pattern I was hooked. There have been several examples of this made up on the French bead blogs. The pattern is by Holle Randy, and is available at Bead-Patterns.com.
The technique is basically the same as for beaded rings done in peyote, with a few rows of delicas, then a couple rows of 15's and zipped up at the end. The petals were a challenge, and the number of thread passes in the 15's meant that a small needle was a necessity. But, having said that, the last row when this little petite fleur is zipped up was a real thrill (ok, looks like my thrill quotient is easily reached. )
Right now I have this hanging on my little jewelry form so that I can contemplate what to put it on.