After many hours of hard work pushing through this weekend, I did manage to finish my French Beaded Cattelya Orchid Sculpture! I love it. It turned out so much better than I thought it would.
I had the idea to use roots to make the base of sculptures a while back and I thought this would be a good one to try it on. The roots and stems are all wrapped with beads. That took hours to finish. The finished piece measures 14 1/2 inches tall, while the base is 8 x 8 inches. The flowers are each 6 inches wide. I have decided to sell this piece, so it is listed in my Etsy Shop.
Wow. This is the strangest feeling. This Sunflower piece and I have been best friends for 5 weeks now (4 weeks if you subtract the time it took me to make the frame I decided not to use...). It feels weird to be done. Part of me will miss working on it, but the rest of me is just excited to move onto the next project. :)
Here are the pictures of my French Beaded Sunflower Wall Bouquet!! Hope you guys like it. It measures 20 inches tall by approx 12 inches wide.
I also did complete the custom Gerbera Daisy brooch I mentioned last week. Made in silver-lined crystal and Sangria. This pic was taken just before putting the backing on, just in case my customer needed any changes made.
Hmmm... what to make next... I do want to do a standing Sunflower sculpture and I already have some of the petals for it. I'm also wanting to do a sculpture of Asiatic Lilies, or some Hibiscus. But, I'm going on vacation starting this coming Sunday... so maybe I should just make a few small things. Like a hair piece or two and a few necklaces? Or something... I'll figure it out. :)
I will be doing a free tutorial for those fern leaves, so watch for that in the next few weeks.
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Hello everyone! I am Lauren Harpster, the designer behind Lauren's Creations. I am a 28 year old wife, and a mother to three adorable little kids. I've been making French Beaded Flowers for six years now, and teaching French Beading through my website for about four years. I hope you'll join me on my blog so you, too, can Learn the Art of French Beading.