Sunday, 5 February 2012
Beaded Flower Spray
Ok so as you can see I have been having fun with lately! I was following links and came across one from Wild Orchid Crafts for Floral Bead Sprays. So I decided to give it a go :) With my own flavour added of course lol.
I gathered some beads, iamroses flowers in various sizes (all white) and beading wire and set off on an adventure lol. I, loving butterfly's, had decided this time I must have a butterfly. I resisted the urge on my previous bead sprays so now was the time! I also decided my favourite colour, purple, would be my colour of choice.
Supplies in hand and working on my twist, the first things I grabbed were the butterfly and a rose bud. I wanted my rose bud to be the top of my spray so had to work out how to incorporate the butterfly and rose in reverse order to the video instructions.
I started with my butterfly bead as per the video instructions for beads but only gave a little twist to the wires underneath. I then stuck the long stem from my rosebud through the butterfly and incorporated it into the twisting wires.
I then made four more bead/flower combos one bead and flower on each. However after I twisted it all together it looked wrong to me lol. I grabbed two more itty roses and twisted them onto the two stems that felt too long and bare lol...
I coloured my flowers using dusty concord distress stain on the tips and then spraying with home made pearl mist.
My 8 yr old daughter took some pics for me :) I will add one that shows the whole thing when my camera batteries charge :)
Pic showing the whole spray