This is my May BJP journal piece (8 1/2" x 11"). You have to go back to my April BJP journal piece. Its title was April Showers Bring...' Hence, the title of this piece is the rest of that saying 'May Flowers'..yea, not very original but who cares about a title anyway, right!
I have to say after creating my umbrella in April I didn't think 'flowers' would be very exciting to bead or design but I'm happy with the outcome. This design is from a 17th century embroidery design which was on The Textile Blog - this is the most interesting and educational blog!
Here is the larger flower closeup. It's hard to see but the green center beads are on wire and therefore are 2 dimensional. I love using this technique because even if a quilt is 'traveling' the more the wire scrunches and twists the better it looks.
And a closeup of my smaller flower. I used Lynn's edging technique again which I just love. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, you're missing out!