Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tiny Flowers With Long Magatama 4x7 m/m Beads

I've been having lots of fun playing around with these Miyuki Long Magatama 4/7 m/m beads!

While I was designing my pinecone I kept looking at the first couple rows and thinking what a darling little flower this would make. So I've whipped up a few just for fun. Take a look.

Most of the flowers are created by just working the first two rows of the pinecone pattern and then sewing a bead in the center. Oops, correction for the Dark gray flower. I said previously that the dark gray flower was created using the first three rows of the pinecone, but it's actually created using six beads in each row for three rows.  You can see the difference in hight and appearance in the picture below. (Sorry about that.)

I think these adorable little flowers will work great for the 'ball' end of a 'ball and loop' closure on a bracelet or necklace. They also make an elegant ring. And because the bottom of the flower is flat, they work great for applique` too.

Once you learn how to tame these beads they really are a lot of fun to work with. I think their unique shape creates exciting design possibilities.  :)

Enjoy!  Barb


Lily said...

sweet sweet sweet !!!!! endless sweetness. Love your flowers

Lori McNamara said...

They look so cool, like little water lilies!

Terri said...

OOooh, I will have to find some of these beads and purchase your pinecone pattern!


Lily Razz said...

Aahw those are so pretty and cute! How funny you could see that in the bottom of a pineapple! They really look lovely!

Kit said...

Hi Barb! Thanks for your posts on the Dragon Bangle. After reading it I was able to create one myself. I love the flowers! I purchased your pinecone tutorial and am looking forward to making a few!
I mentioned you in my blog...hope it is ok. Here is a link:

Barb said...

Oh my goodness. I forgot about checking for comments. LOL Thank you everyone for Your kind words about the pinecones.

Barb said...

Kit, I'm so glad that you were able to make the dragon bangle in the magazine. I loved it when I saw it too. I immediately thought of a pinecone. Just the way my brain works. LOL I'm glad that you were able to learn about the bead orientation from my little blog here. :) And yes, of course it's great that you mentioned my blog.:) That's what networking is all about. :) Barb