Friday, January 9, 2015

Waltz of the Flowers

This barrette is inspired by the music of Tchaikovsky, and was created for the February Etsy Beadweavers challenge, Let the Show Begin. I thought to represent the ballet, using the gentle sway of the flowered fringe to capture the flow of the dance. The blue flower beads are vintage German glass that I mixed with some modern Czech glass and vintage seed beads. The majority of beadwork is done using Czech seed beads with some Japanese seed bead accents. I also added some Swarovski pearls. To balance the blue flowers I made a few bead woven bell flowers in shades of purple which also add to the texture of the fringe. The beadwork is sewn on to chamois, and attached to the metal barrette. 
Visit the Etsy Beadweavers team blog to vote for your favorite from February 9th to February 15th.