Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ornament Thursday - Mother's Day Corsage

Moms should be showered with flowers of all kinds.
This one is a needle-felted, art bead, bead embroidered variation.

Ingredients:
felted flower (see below for instruction links)
wafer bead (humblebeads)
12mm bali spacer bead
1 pearl
various seed beads
nymo thread in coordinating colors
beading needle

Directions:
1. Layer the two flower sections together. Thread the needle, tie a knot at the end and bring it up through the middle of the two flower layers.

2. Thread the wafer bead, spacer, pearl and seed bead through the needle and push them down snugly in the middle of the flower. Go back through the pearl, spacer, wafer and flowers with the needle. Repeat this step to make the beads more secure.

3. Bead embroider a row of seed beads around the art beads. Sew on beads in a random pattern around the edges of the flower.

4. Sew a pin back unto the back of the flower.

Felted Flower Directions:
One style by Carol Cypher
A wonderfully organic flower from Fibrespace

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5 comments:

manamoon said...

This is beautiful! Thanks so much for the instructional posting ~ Sharon

Katie Hacker said...

I love these colors so much - I used the same ones for my motherhood ornament post!

Kriss said...

Oh...wow...beautiful! Love the colors too.

Tari of claybuttons said...

Heather the flower is wonderful! It would look fantastic on a felted bag!

Michelle McGee said...

I really, really love this... can you make me one?