Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Bloomin' Lovely!

I am hopeless at making flower canes, usually!

My petals always get squished at the top and my packing is not very good and they always seem to come out slightly lobsided!!

But for some strange reason this one worked out far better than I had even hoped for!

I am so happy with it! It has already been used on some of my multi-coloured sunflower beads for a new necklace today (there is a photo on flickr of one I did ages ago!). They are always popular and I am happy to have loads more cane now to be able to make some more.

I might just have to have a go at some more flower canes now! Any suggestions? What sort of flowers would you like on beads? I would love to hear from you all with your thoughts!


Nicola said...

Oh my goodness that's GORGEOUS!
Can't wait to see what you create with it :)
Pink Flowers with black middles would get my vote....

dichro-findings said...

THAT is beautiful! Like Nicola says . . I can't wait to see what you do with the cane.

Me? . . I'd love to see big red daisies! Ya . . I know diasies aren't red . . but I like the shape and I like red :o)

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

oohh that is gorgeous - you must have the patience of a saint!

i'd love to see white and yellow daisies and my favourites echinacea and black eyed susans.

Jo said...

They are gorgeous! I used to demo fimo at Hobbycraft and know how incredibly difficult flower canes are. You are very right to be proud of this one!

I like daisies too, but I guess you could guess that from my business name!

Pips said...

Thank you so much Nic ! I love the idea of pink with black centres - now I have a plan for that one!

Gloria thank you! I especially like flowers that are made up, so red daisies would be cool!

I love white and yellow together VV and black eyed susans are a fav of mine too - but cant remember what echinacea looks like - off to get my RHS bible out!!!

Hi Jo and thank you. It was a great surprise how well it turned out. And no...I would never have guessed you love daisies lol!!

Thank you all for your lovely comments and suggestions, I already have some ideas for them so watch this space!

Izabela said...

they are gorgeous! I always see perfection in your jewelry it is lovely!