Sunday, April 23, 2006
Here is another lovely project from The Art of French Beaded Flowers by Carol Benner Doelp: the Floating Gardenia. This took quite a long time to make, particularly because I've never undertaken making so many petals before. It looks nice, but I feel like it required a little too much work. This is the first time also, that I tried lacing ("sewing" the rows of the leaf or petal together). At first I thought that it wasn't very important, but I gave it a try anyway. Well, it really makes a difference! Putting in just a little extra work has really changed how the overall product looks. I decided to try several lacing in several places on the leaf. I have pictures of both the front and the back of all five leaves. The last leaf was laced as it was made, not afterwards like the others.