View Full Version : I can't belive I made these!

08-02-2004, 08:40 PM
I have always had the hardest time with flowers. The petals would run into each other, they would be uneven, I just could not get them right. Until I had one of those "how come I did'nt think of that" moments. I had always tryed to put the petals on the bead and then put the dot in the middle. So I tryed it the other way. WOW! It worked! I just poke a few holes in the bead, put 5 (or 4 or 3) white dots around it, put another color over that. Then I melt it in a tiny bit and rake it towards the middle so it has a dent in the middle of the petal. And BAM! It worked! I have had up to 7 flowers on a bead!.
A really good tip I read somwhere was, to give the flowers more depth,when you do the top color to do it a little liter on the outside, and a little darker on the inside of the petal. It makes it look like its going down.

These are the 2 best pairs I have done so far.

What do ya think?

the brat

08-02-2004, 08:57 PM
Those are great!

Himalayan Fanatic
08-02-2004, 09:04 PM
They're beautiful! I've been torching over a year and I still have trouble. Way to go!


08-02-2004, 09:14 PM

Thanks for sharing your tip. =D

08-02-2004, 09:30 PM
I'm not a flower type guy but they look super to me.

08-02-2004, 09:32 PM
Fantastic florals!! I'm going to try your tip next time I get a chance to torch :D

08-02-2004, 10:19 PM
Those florals have nice depth and they really are matching sets (I'm lucky if they are just close to being same size) Cant wait to see what your going to make with them.

08-02-2004, 10:30 PM
Those are beautiful! I've been making beads for a little over a year and can't do those. I've tried several times and this is what I get. :rolleyes:

Rose Leslie
08-03-2004, 12:42 AM
Those are way to cool for floral beads. Thank you for the information on how you pulled them into the center. I've been at this for some time and still have alot of work to do before any of them will get posted.
Rose Leslie :)

08-03-2004, 02:02 AM
Don't cha just love those AH HAH moments! Thanks for sharing your tip!!

08-03-2004, 02:08 AM
Thanks for that tip! I always have the same problems you mentioned when I work on flowers. I can't wait to try this tomorrow!


08-03-2004, 06:29 AM
Those are beautiful Brat! And BTW! A big Happy BIrthday hug to you!


08-03-2004, 10:23 AM
Those are great :clap: I especially love the red (striking orange?) set . .. I like how the white shows on the side of the petal.

08-03-2004, 12:00 PM
Congrats!! They are beautiful!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

08-03-2004, 12:19 PM
Pretty! Pretty! Pretty! Doesn't it feel good????? Glad you shared these with us! :clap:

08-03-2004, 12:59 PM
:clap: Bravo, Bravo!!!! They are lovely!!!!! Thank you for sharing your "aha"!

08-03-2004, 10:46 PM
Those look great!