Bead Embroidered Flower Brooch

Bead Embroidered Flower Brooch

Bead Embroidered Flower Brooch

I have been having so much fun lately with bead embroidery! I design on my computer, then print the design on Transfer-Eze, which is water soluble and sticky on one side. Then I apply it to my beading foundation and my stitching guidelines are ready and clear – and no messy freehand drawing to make Bead Embroidered Flower Brooch! It measures about 2 by 2 inches and is backed with a piece of hand-dyed cotton fabric.

Design Play

This flower brooch used small amounts of leftover beads – the beads I had that were too few to do a project on their own but were too many to throw away. It’s a fun challenge to play with the little packets of orphan beads and find combinations that sing. This little flower seemed to want a “frame”, so I used the same beads that formed the center of the flower to pull the piece together. That decision unifies the piece in a way that a contrasting frame would not. The flower petals are light springy colors, so they needed a dark background to set them off. So, I think the blue pulls a bit from the lavender and aqua-green undertones of the flower petals. This provides another unifying element for Bead Embroidered Flower Brooch.

You can see this and other unique jewelry and fiber art designs at Flying Goat Studio.

Bead Embroidered Flower Brooch











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