Flower Jewelry from Beading Daily Members

Apr 30, 2010
Your garden grows on Beading Daily

Florals are sprouting up on every runway this spring, according to all the fashionistas. From dainty flowery prints to bold blossoms, flower power is back in style on dresses, tops, and accessories. So what do you make to be in vogue this spring? 

Beading Daily members are clearly inspired by garden delights in their jewelry creations.  The member Gallery is abloom with garden-inspired works, including excellent work submitted to a flower challenge last year. Though we wish we could show them all, we've selected just a few pretty petal designs past and present to share here. Kudos to you all!

Summer Flowers
by Cbreul
Lovely Lucite blooms on chain, with
dewdrops of dangling crystals.
Big flowers are in vogue!

Beaded Plumeria
by Heartinhawaii
Peyote-stitched with a center crystal,
this floral hair stick would make a
perfect island wedding accessory.


 

Purple Majesty Lucite Necklace
by chris@312
Hand-wrapped vintage and modern Lucite
drops and antiqued brass findings.

In the Garden
by JSmaz, BD moderator
Lively sunburst focal bead links up
chain maille style with metal components.



Lucies Garden: Island Girl Version
by TheHoleBeadShop
A tropical bracelet strung with modern Lucite, seed-bead fringes and a lampworked focal bead.

Olivine Corsage
by Mikki335
The winner of the experienced beaders
flower challenge from last year. Seed-bead wow.

 

Stringing magazine knows all about our love for garden delights—just look at the cover of the latest issue! Subscribe to Stringing today and you won't miss out on any budding styles all year.

 


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
BEAD STAR CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 10

Lucky you, there's still time to enter the Bead Star competition!
The deadline for Bead Star has been extended to May 10, so get those projects finished and photographed this weekend! Go to the Bead Star page for complete details and rules. You could win a trip to Bead Fest Santa Fe!

 

FREE PROJECT!

Combine a beautiful Thai silver focal flower with lampwork and raku beads in this week's free project. Guarding Beauty by Trish Kirkham is a simply strung necklace that represents the balance between beauty and strength.

Download the instructions for this easy project here!

 

 


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JSmaz wrote
on Apr 30, 2010 7:57 AM

Hey, thanks for featuring my necklace Leslie. :)  Gotta love flowers, don't you?

on Apr 30, 2010 9:01 AM

Surprise! Nice work. Being as May baby I love flowers, even with allergies. :-)

yellowdella wrote
on Apr 30, 2010 9:52 AM

I'm a beginner beader, loving the seed bead patterns and peyote stitch. Those Plumeria are very pretty! I've been practicing and trying to figure out how to increase and decrease correctly to make something like that, so far I can only get the flat square pattern to come out looking decent. I've looked everywhere for patterns for that type of petal, and/or rounded.  Is there a trick someone can share with me?

NStiches wrote
on Apr 30, 2010 10:12 AM

I get an 'access denied' message when I try to download the free project.  I am logged in, any ideas?

NStitches

on Apr 30, 2010 12:54 PM

I got the same "Access Denied" message when I tried to download the project.

Kathy

on May 3, 2010 10:00 AM

The free project should be available now. Sorry about that!