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.
Also, the petals are made using my Fancy Ruffle Technique! I have just published the PDF tutorial for this technique (and many other variations of the ruffle) in my Pattern Shop. I've called this tutorial "Decorative Edges" because it encompasses several types of frilly, ruffly add-ons that add some fun to your petals and leaves.
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