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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Beadtable Wednesday , & Giveaway!

Yesterdays enameled poppy's... This were inspired by Joanna of DaisyChain Jewellery tutorial in Beads & Beyond


Only problem is at the moment they are in pieces on my 'bead table'  and I have  no clue how to put them together... yes I have ideas... so here's the deal Anyone who posts a comment on this post giving me a suggestion on how to put them together will get  a chance to win a 3 piece  set  (large flower, small flower and head pin)... your choice of colour... draw will be Feb 29, 2012  I would like to see what you do with them!
Middle flower is too close in size ... so is unnecessary....
Last nights full moon from the deck!  Unfortunately it was low tide so no reflection!

36 comments:

moonlitfantaseas said...

I would sring the flowers on the head pin and make a wrapped loop that was long enough to bend it flat against the back of the flower , so the loop was just at the top of the flower and use it as a charm or a pendant

Pricilla said...

It's stunning. Truly gorgeous

Keri Lee Sereika said...

oh my word these are GORGEOUS!!! I love the earthy colors you have on them...delish...

I think I would use them each separately with a contrasting center bead on a headpin and then cluster the three "flowers" together onto a felt backing of sorts and then incorporate that into a design.... :) I would love to see these done in aqua/tan/brown tones or ivory/red/tan tones...that would be awesome too! thanks for giving me the link to your blog!

CraftyHope said...

I would do something similar to what moonlitfantaseas said but maybe add a drop or two of some strong glue that would dry clear (maybe even some fingernail polish) to make sure they don't move around together inside one another. (That sounded weird, but I hope you get my meaning.)

Islandgirl said...

I did do another one in teal today which I enameled together... somehow it looks flat. I'd prefer not to use chemical bonding (aka glue) but have been known to use it when all else fails!

Creative Arty Facts said...

Gorgeous colour combos. Why dont you nest them together and then use a long headpin to thread thru the centres and then create the "hook" with the remainder of the length.

kath001 said...

Good grief, I LOVE this! That red and yellow is stunning!

Question...is the head pin enameled also and therefore unbendable? If so, I'm thinking that I would assemble the three pieces, then use one of those little rubber doughnuts (I have a necklace with them on it and have seen them in the bead dept at hobby shop) and roll it up the head pin shaft to hold it all together.

Sandi Volpe said...

You can heat rivet together, technique shown on page 42 for a ring priject or page 46 for a bracelet project of Torch Fired Enamel Jewelry by Barbara Lewis. If you do not have her book, it is a must have!!!!

Would love to win some enameled components waiting for home depot or lowes to get the recalled mapp gass back in stock.

Beautiful!!

Islandgirl said...

Thanks for all the suggestions & comments... Yes I love the way the colours turned out!

yes I have the book... Heat riveting won't work as I want the head pin for 'hanging' the piece...

I actually enameled the second set together but it lost something... doesn't have the depth???

Jo said...

Oh that is so beautiful! I love seeing how people change my tutorials to make the designs truly their own. I've just got a copy of Barbara's book, and I'm really looking forward to having a go at torch enamelling.
Does the pin bend at all? Could you form a spiral with it behind the flower to hold the flower sections together and then take the rest of the wire up to a loop?

Pamela said...

I would love to see the finished piece.

Jenni said...

I would put the headpin at the back and the loop in the centre...so they could suspend and have the enamel seen.If you don't want them touching you could separate each piece with a little red seed bead. I think it's important to show off that lovely enamel. Earrings?
Jenni

Cathie Carroll said...

STUNNING.
Have you thought of bending the head pin to the front, looping around itself and between the front two petals? You'd have to bend the headpin about at the halfway point to start.

You would end up with a focal that has a large loop in front and spins.

Starting with those pieces whatever you do will be beautiful.

Sandi Volpe said...

2nd suggestion, if you heat rivet leave space so that you can add a second wire to hang it from:-)

Cillaw said...

Beautiful!
I would layer them as you have and do a simple wrapped loop at the back then bend it 90 degrees up so it lays flat. Then use it on the side of a necklace attached to chain with tiny jump rings. The rest of the chain could have wire wrapped beads.
Cilla
www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

Renaissance jewelry said...

I think if you use a spacer bead between them it would help them stand out on the one that is close in size. To complete the piece, I would create a design in copper, any shape you like, hammer the design and do a patina. then with your flower assembled use the end of the head pin to do a wire wrap on your hammered copper design.

vonna said...

I would use the middle flower. Place a coordinating color bead let's say a gemstone on top of the large flower cap, place the middle flower cap on top of the gemstone. Bead up the other end of head pin with your torch, then make a loop and then free form the rest so it lays just below the the side of larger flower. Hand on a chain, or embellish with more dangles! Nice finding set! Pretty colors..

Skye said...

To keep it together as one flower, I think I'd use little rubber rings between the two flowers to add a bit of depth. How you fastened the head pin at the back would depend on what you wanted it for... But for a pendant I think I'd bend the tail up into a simply looped bail... or maybe add a light gauge gold wire to it for a bit of extra bling ( to the bail,not the flower.. the flower is perfect on it's own :) )

Lori Anderson said...

Not sure if this is what you meant, but stringing a daisy spacer in between each disk will give it a more raised effect.

And you could string the head pin through a Vintaj filigree and then make a small wrapped loop, then smoosh that down flat against the back of the filigree, and string the necklace through a hole in the filigree (heavens, I hope that made sense.)

Stacey said...

I don't know about any recommendations - I just think it is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! the colors the shape - beautiful. They would make a beautiful pendant - with the headpin bent so it sets on your chest! Just love the flower!

Pixiloo said...

Those are very pretty. I love the layered look. I've been wanting to play with something similar on a seed bead flower.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I would make a pendant shaped like a three tired candy dish. Put the headpin under (through the largest piece), then add a bead of medium size, then the second smallest piece, then another bead, then the smallest piece. Make a wrapped loop on the very top to hang from a necklace.

Carol D. said...

Some creative wire-wrapping to create a link that will allow the flower units to lie flat would make a beautiful pendant.

Jean A. Wells said...

String on headpin smallest to largest with a Size 15 seed bead to give a little dimension. Bend headpin up back and make loop to hang. Yummy.....

Go ahead and use the center one even though its about same size, the little seed bead will still allow for dimension and texture.

(I'm sure others suggested the same thing)

Sue said...

I think I would put them back-to-back on the head pin, add an antique brass bee, and make a pendant out of them. They're beautiful!

jbintacmom said...

I didn't read all the comments so this might be duplicated, but what I would do with this set is... Fireline?, one 4mm green crystal in the middle, then with double "thread" three or four green crystals (like a stem), then snallest flower, a few more green crystals, next size flower, more green crystals, headpin in largest flower, turned at 90 degrees in the back, in with the double thread, use headpin to (a) create wrapped loop and (b) secure fireline, ending up with a multi-layer flower pendant! Hope you like! Joyce in Tacoma

JOYCE IN TACOMA said...

I didn't read all the comments so this might be duplicated, but what I would do with this set is... Fireline?, one 4mm green crystal in the middle, then with double "thread" three or four green crystals (like a stem), then snallest flower, a few more green crystals, next size flower, more green crystals, headpin in largest flower, turned at 90 degrees in the back, in with the double thread, use headpin to (a) create wrapped loop and (b) secure fireline, ending up with a multi-layer flower pendant! Hope you like! Joyce in Tacoma

SueBeads said...

I would string them and make a little charm with them, probably the way Lori said, with maybe a spacer in between but maybe not. For a charm, I think they would be great the way they are?

tappingflamingo said...

OHHHHH.WOW!!! Love, love, LOVE that piece. How heavy is it. Could you wire wrap it somehow, like underneath the flower? I think I would do a messy wrap.

Linda Landig said...

The colors in these are to die for gorgeous! I would string them on the headpin, make a wrapped loop on the back and then use it like a button for a button and loop closure on a bracelet. I would wear it with the closure on the top of my wrist so it would serve as a focal piece.

Susanna Originals said...

It would be a sin to break up such a beautiful, complementary set or cut that headpin. I'd make a tight spiral behind the flowers with the part of the headpin below the ball and run the rest up, do a wrapped loop at the top and a little curlicue below the wrap with the rest of the headpin.

indigo heart said...

such beautiful beads! i was thinking you could thread them on the headpin, bend the pin 90 degrees at the back, make a U bend over the flowers and wrap the end of the pin around the enamel ball, for movement. i would love to see the flowers spin. colors? aqua, brown or black and cream.

Karen Williams said...

They are gorgeous! While the flowers are beautiful stacked, I'd almost certainly use them separately, so that you could see the colors of each more clearly. I immediately started playing with how I could incorporate them into Freeform work; the head pin weaving in and out of an open field of beadwork and the poppies as focals, likely with seed beads for stamens and pistil.

Cheryl Foiles said...

The beads are gorgeous!!! I would make a pair of asymmetrical earrings with them. The two smaller pieces on one side and the red flower and head pin on the other. With either copper or antique brass ear wires. I might add some natural looking embellishments. I've got some small bone heishi beads that would be fabulous with these. Wanna trade??? LOL

Islandgirl said...

And the winner is... Drumroll please # 5... THat would be me.... OK so I can't win.... lets have another drumroll The lucky winner this time is number #32 Karen Williams who I happen to know is a phenomenal free form peyote artist... Can't wait to see what she does with what I send her!

Islandgirl said...

And I think the idea of asymetrical earrings which came in after I drew might just be what I do with them... I love that idea!

I checked about o rings to put them together I'm not sure there is a size that will work and I don't want a 1000 0 rings if they don't... so I got a piece of heavy innertube... and that works great!