I have been making some ceramic components for my peyote stitch and other off loom beaded jewlery. These are some ceramic flower beads I have been making. I am also making some ceramic bead caps which I will post about later.
This is a pair of bead flowers that I might use on the surface of a peyote stitch necklace I am making. It was started during the ArtBeadScene
challenge to make a piece inspired by VanGogh's Almond Blossoms painting. Although I didn't finish in time for the challenge, I am pleased it got me started on this necklace.
I used a Kemper flower cutter and let the push piece mark the hole. I will string a turquoise seed bead over the hole which will give the flower some more color. I wanted to use just this teal color since if goes well with the color scheme of the necklace which is blues and greens and of course a bit of almond white.
Here is a photo of me trying on some beaded flowers on the necklace. They are not sewn on yet. I like to try things out and take a pic and then if I knock them off or try something else I can always go back to the pic to reconstruct what I liked. I learned this tip some time ago from Beads-of-Clay member Elaine Ray
and have found it to be very helpful.
It was one of my New Year's resolutions to make some beads for my own work this year. So here I am trying them out.