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Friday, January 08, 2010

New Style - Watercolor Flora

So...last year my wholesale line did well, but I've never been very comfortable making the same thing over and over.  Even making different textures, using different colors of paints, trying different petal shapes and petal arrangements hasn't been very satisfying.  I should be figuring out how to make rings and brooches and narrowing down my 2010 line, taking pictures, making a catalog. And I have other deadlines that I need to meet, but yet again...I get sidetracked thinking of new bead designs.   





Anyhow, I like these beads and it felt good making them.  Being able to shape individual petals and not feeling so constricted with petal shape is more my style. I've been getting a little tired of brown acrylic paint and missing using black clay.  I like using clay bits for the centers of the flowers instead of embossing powder or coiled clay. 

For my next set I'll change up the layout...because like I said, I'm easily distracted...but I'm guessing you all can figure that out by now ;o)  I must have ADD for artists...bet lots of you can relate.

7 comments:

jana said...

this is really pretty, Barb...love the organic look to these flowers, and the centers are cool too. Artists ADD? lol...I've got it too..

Nadou/Nadia said...

Il est MAGNIFIQUE, j'adore la couleur, j'aimerais bien en faire autant mais je n'y arrive pas, vous être douée
Nadou

Маша said...

I like very much the colors and disign of theese flowers!

Doreen said...

I really like the colors in these...so rich looking.

LDWatkins said...

Beautiful piece. Love the colors!!

Jewish Jewelry said...

You don't see this kind of creativity that often. Love it!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

These are just stunning Barb! You have really outdone yourself. The colors and the shapes are simply gorgeous!