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Pink Orchid

Jul 3, 2011
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This is an Orchid I made using Diane Fitzgerald's pattern in The Beaded Garden. It uses Peyote and Brick stitch. I haven't used it in a piece yet but I have plans to put it on a double or triple strand Herringbone Rope necklace at some point!

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rachforner wrote
on Jul 4, 2011 6:43 AM

Fantastic! Inspires me, Rachael

ivdeko wrote
on Jul 7, 2011 12:21 AM

Please, can have model !!!

blackice1177 wrote
on Jul 13, 2011 12:51 PM

beautiful work there. one day ill make one to match it :P

AlbertaB wrote
on Jul 20, 2011 10:31 AM

Utterly beautiful -- very fine, quality work and three dimensional yet!  wow!

blackice1177 wrote
on Jul 23, 2011 9:17 PM

was any wire used in that to make it hold shape or was that simply presure holding the shape?

romea wrote
on Aug 2, 2011 11:44 AM

can i have a model pleas?


romea wrote
on Aug 2, 2011 11:45 AM

can i have a model pleas?


Tia Dalma wrote
on Aug 2, 2011 8:19 PM

Blackice no wire is used in this. Some of the petals are peyote stitch and some are brick stitch. The trick to getting peyote stitch (or most stitches) to curve like this is to use different sizes of beads. It is completely self supporting and fully 3D. I used 11/0Delicas and 11/0 round seed beads in the larger petals with 15/0's as the ruffle around the edges. The narrow petals are made of 11/0 Delicas in brick stitch. Then you stitch them all together.

It's actually fairly simple once you know the techniques. For those of you asking for the pattern, I highly recommend Diane Fitzgerald's book "The Beaded Garden" to learn how to make many different 3D flowers using bead stitching without wire! This is where I got the pattern to make these flowers!


jeanirvin wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 4:47 PM

Love using Diane's patterns.  Yours turned out great.

russulka wrote
on Jan 16, 2015 2:14 PM

Krásná práce!!!!!

russulka wrote
on Jan 16, 2015 2:14 PM

Krásná práce !!!!!

russulka wrote
on Jan 16, 2015 2:14 PM

Krásná práce !!!!!

mamen76 wrote
on May 13, 2015 5:58 PM

como puedo conseguir el patron ya que me encantan las orquideas y a mi hija y me gustaria hacerselas para su pelo