Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The instructions for this beaded cyclamen are (once again) from Flower Beading: French Technique Book IV by Bobbe Anderson. I chose this pattern because of the unique leaf. Many of the flower patterns that I've seen in today's books try to replicate flowers as closely as possible. That's certainly a good idea; however, when I noticed this cyclamen's stylized leaf, I knew I had to make it. The petals and center are simple: continuous loops and basic petals. The stem is covered with metallic thread.