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!
Fantastic! Inspires me, Rachael
Please, can have model !!!
beautiful work there. one day ill make one to match it :P
Utterly beautiful -- very fine, quality work and three dimensional yet! wow!
was any wire used in that to make it hold shape or was that simply presure holding the shape?
can i have a model pleas?
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!
Love using Diane's patterns. Yours turned out great.