I've finished up a couple accessories within my Daisy theme for April. They both took a few tries to get right.
Here's my new daisy pin!
And here is my Gerbera Daisy barrette
I think this finishes up my Daisy quest for the month. I wanted to make a few more, but my brain is spazzing out a bit and I can't get anything to look right, so I think it's time to move on and give my brain something new to think about. I do have a few days left over, so I might try a smaller project - like a little potted pansy - as a palette cleanser. Or I might start work on my husband's beaded bonsai. Perhaps both! :)
A look forward into next month:
I called for a vote to help decide which flower to make next month. I was going back and forth between redesigning my Rose with a few new ideas I've had recently, or trying out some Orchids. The fans have spoken. Looks like May's Flower of the Month will be the Orchid! I'm very excited! I've been researching and planning... I'm going to try for two potted orchids. A Cymbidium and a Phalaenopsis. Plus a few accessories. Maybe a necklace if I can decide on style. :) Yay!
I have finally completed my Gerberas!
While I was looking over some Gerbera arrangements, I realized that most of them had the native leaves removed, so I figured it made sense to make them this way. I might make a potted one still this month with just one or two flowers, and that one will have the leaves included. :) I also wrapped the stems with embroidery floss this time. They're such sweet flowers, I thought they needed a nice luxurious finish. I almost switched the centers, so the dark pink would have white centers, and the light pink ones would be all light pink, but I thought the colors popped more this way. These babies have been listed in my Etsy Shop!
Also look for a Gerbera barrette in the next few days. Maybe a regular Daisy one as well, if time allows. I'd like to start on a bonsai tree I've been wanting to make for my husband. Our wedding anniversary is next month, so I thought it would be a nice little gift for him.
Since it's getting close to the end of the month, I need to start deciding on next month's flower. I have two ideas that I'd like to work on, so I'm going to ask for a vote.
What do you think May's Flower of the Month should be?
- Orchid (In this case I'd be making a couple of potted Orchids, hopefully two varieties, along with a few accessories).
- Rose (I'd begin work on a large rose wall hanging, and possibly a potted mini rose bush).
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.
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