February's Flower of the Month was the Clematis. I only had two weeks to dedicate to the Clematis since January's flower ran over time a bit. I already showed you the larger project I made this month, which was my Clematis Garland, and I mentioned that I had an idea for a brooch and a barrette. Well, I made a brooch and a pin. :)
Both of them are listed in my shops, which you can find in the navigation bar above.
The one on the right originally inspired another wall decor idea that I wanted to make. But the more I worked on it, the less I liked it. If I don't like it, I won't make it well and I wouldn't be proud of the result. So I decided to stow that design away for a while and come back to it later if I can make any improvements. Then I took a couple days off to figure out my plans for March.
So, this completes my Challenge for February and I'm ready to move on.
For March... Originally I was planning on making a wedding bouquet, but the more I mentally design it, the less important it feels. So that will be on hold as well. I had trouble deciding on one flower to make, and none of the flowers I had in mind really had any large projects that I could work on. So, instead of having one flower, I'm going to revisit some of my older flowers and remake the patterns and get them listed in my shops. This is something I've been wanting to do for a while, and since it's getting close to spring, I thought it was the perfect time to introduce some new and improved spring flowers.
I've already started on some Daffodil stems. Now, I have made a Daffodil Pin before but never a full stem. There are some improvements I want to make to the Pin design, too, so I'll be doing that while I'm revisiting the Daffodils.
Then I'm going to do some Tulips and Irises - both of which I've made before, just looking to improve my patterns, get some nicer pictures of them for my portfolio. I've considered making a large arrangement using all three of these flowers, but we'll see.
Those are my priorities this month. If I have any time left over I will be trying my hand at making a necklace using these spring-y colored TOHO beads.
On top of all that, I'll be putting up a couple more tutorials! Should be a fun month!
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 about six years now, and teaching French Beading through my website for about four years.
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