Another daisy

I think this one is really pretty, definitely substantially different than the prior ones.  It’s also bigger, at about 1″ across its face.

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I’m pleased at the shaping and cupping of the petals; that turned out really well.  This is a temporary mount on ivory Ultrasuede, instead of white, so the petals aren’t on tight and you can see loose thread and tails.  I can easily reuse them this way.  The flower center is a 5mm Swarovski flatback.  It’s obscured by the 15 seeds looking at an angle like this, but gives some depth to the flower if looking straight on, a rich gold with some flash.  I have the flatbacks in 6mm too.

8 thoughts on “Another daisy”

    1. Thanks! The others maybe looked more like daisy fleabane, that small wispy-petaled flower. I have shasta daisies in my garden, and they have many skinny petals, but that just doesn’t translate as well to a little beaded flower. I think this is closer to what you’d expect a *beaded* daisy to be? It takes longer to make this, of course.

  1. Ah, good distinction – when I think “daisy”, it’s the Shasta variety that comes to mind. They do have skinny petals, but the overall look of the flower is big, bright & bodacious. Delicate, but substantial.

    1. Thank you! I like how the center worked too. I know you can just glue the flatback on, but I wanted some thread working in there – I worry how long glue will hold on something flexible.

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