Saturday 20 June 2009

Adventures with Beads

I got a lovely parcel of seed beads in the post yesterday, and immediately threw aside my 'to do' list for the day and started work on a new version of one of my flower designs instead:All the corsages were made from pieces of an old wool jumper I shrunk & turned into felt ages and ages ago. It's been sitting unloved in an old suitcase under the bed... and now it's got a new life as some brooches. Hurrah!I want to try making these in other kinds of felt as well - and am looking forward to trying out lots of different colours- but I'm delighted with how lovely and thick and almost velvety the recycled felt is and how pleasingly chunky it makes the corsages. The beading takes a while but I think it's totally worth it (though I do now have a strange urge to eat blackberries...)
In very out of character bit of efficiency, I've even managed to get these listed over on Etsy already. You can find the smaller one here and the large one here.

Thanks to the same flurry of efficiency, several new designs have been added over on my website and I've added a new custom listing to my Etsy shop: a custom version of my poppy headbands, where you can pick whatever colour you fancy.

UPDATE: My poppy design is now available as a sewing pattern... and the pattern for those beaded flowers is coming soon, too! Visit my shop to see all my printable PDF patterns


treaclezoo said...

ooooh, I like those! I see what you mean about the blackberries, lol. I really like the look - v. yummy :o)

bex said...

well done! the seed beads look fab

Janina Modaal said...

Mmm, njammie, looks good! :o)

Dark Fairy said...

They are lovely Lupin, my blueberry sparkle necklace makes me think of eating blueberries, and I can taste blackberries in the centre of those beautiful flowers

Leigh Shepherd said...

Gorgeous lush red! Beautiful x

Rebekah said...

Oh, how I love your little poppies. They're such happy flowers. :)