Many of you know that I work for John Bead, a very large bead and jewelry making components wholesaler. Our company has over 60,000 items in the catalog and this selection continues to grow.
This gives me the opportunity to learn new techniques all the time. Just before Christmas, in anticipation of the launch of a new product line called Tropical Punch© our creative director Fernando DaSilva asked me if I could make some flower brooches using the beads and components he selected for his new line.
"Tropical Punch© translates the trendy colors of Brazil, the sensuous style of Brazilian women and also its cool and joyful vibe."
This was my first effort. I enjoy sewing by hand and figured out a fast way to sew everything into place with good beading thread.
Since I had a few more sample beads to play with I made a few more flowers with these brand new round and teardrop beads. I absolutely love 50's jewelry and these colours and shapes made me so happy. Those vintage 50's pieces are really expensive when you see them in shops....now I am making my own!
It didn't take long for me to start wondering what else I could add.
In fact, I am having trouble stopping. I could bead flowers all day long.
Over the next few weeks I'll be able to share all the Tropical Punch ©
pieces I have made along with some totally different new beaded brooches.
This is as close to Spring as I can get!