The Japanese Flower motif is not original with me but I love it because it lends itself to so many variations. It’s easy to take one flower and make a simple pendant, and that’s just one example.
Here are some brooches based on the same motif
I once thought that Japanese bead work made the most interesting use of the beaded flower until I saw some stunning Brazilian pieces using this motif when I visited Rio De Janeiro a few years ago. Here is one of the bracelets I bought there, that’s a variation of the design.
With forty projects, there’s plenty of material in The Best of Step By Step Beads to keep you busy for awhile. The best part of developing a design, however, is when someone takes it in a new direction. Triche Osborne ‘s Candy Wheels Necklace is just one example of how you can take a beading concept and make it your own.
Thank you Interweave!