Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A bracelet, organza flowers and seaweed

What a combination of things I've been up to! I just can't seem to contain my creativity this summer. I'm charging off in all sorts of directions.
While reading my email and a few blogs early this morning, I came across this tutorial for these organza flowers. I found they were so simple and pretty that I was searching for my organzas and tulle even before my breakfast. I ate and then tried out a couple. They'll be fun adornments for gifts.

They only take a few minutes to make. I'm going to have to watch second hand stores for something I can use. My colors are limited.

Then, of course, while I had the bead box out, I was reminded of a colorful bracelet that I had intended to make, so I found the memory wire and strung some beads.

I've been trying to spend a little time with paint brush each day this summer too, so I sat listening to the rain, adding a few more touches to my seaweed renditions. I wasn't sure about them at first but I think they've improved as I've added layers.

I did a wee bit of stitching with the beads on the flowers so I'm considering it OK to connect to the Needle and Thread Network.

8 comments:

Chris said...

I made so many of these flowers my son was trying to raise money to go to do some charity work in Africa I made nearly a £100 that's a lot of little flowers in the end I was trying all sorts of material xxx

elle said...

Wow, you are creating all over the place. Good for you. Nice bracelet, gorgeous flowers and the layers are wonderful. You are in the ZONE!!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Gorgeous pieces Holly....you've been busy

~Carla~ said...

All are such beautiful projects! I love those Organza flowers!!

Margaret said...

I like the idea you've been 'charging off in all directions' creatively. What fun!

Gill said...

I love your organza flowers Holly! I'm off to check them out!

Kitchener Quilter said...

Love love love those organza flowers. So soft and pretty. You could use those in some of your artwork pieces, I would think. Thanks for the link.

nhager said...

I think the seaweed is looking good. I can really see the twists and turns. It is looking much more 3 dimensional. Nice job!