It happens sometimes, when the right beads meet the right idea and pattern, like few month ago.... PreciosaOrnela company made new seed beads in Solgel colors, very first idea was FLOWERS, they call for them! In the same time i was added to Cath Thomas's facebook group From Petal to Pod. It starts my flower addiction. As a member of this group, you can use free tutorial, made by Cath Thomas and enjoy many beautiful beadwork using it, not only flowers, but many unexpected designs.
Some of my beadworks are listed in our Etsy shop, so take a look, you are very welcome there.
You have probably seen a lot of new beads last months, new shapes, new hot finishes. The last ones i got to my hands are 4ceed beads, designed by Kelly Stevenson together with czech bead man Jaromír Mašek. The idea was, if i well remember, to make 4 holes beads to match SuperDuo beads . And of cousrse, they do, in horizontal line of 4ceed. But it could be little boring for me, just connect 4 holes beads with 2 holes beads. These beads give you more space to beading in multiple layers, to make better 3D beading.... and to have a big fun with beading.
I choose these for my first project, they are 5x5x3mm size, color crystal with antique silver finish
/18549/. They are 3mm thick, so can be visible in your beading.
I've started with MiniDuo, than 11/0 seeds and 4ceed
continue with 8/0 seeds....you can see 4ceed beads pretty well here and all their possibility
Few years ago, my friends Hana and Karolina taught me crocheting with beads, i love it finally.....and i love to make long lariat from Preciosa Ornela's seed beads mixes, it's good work, especially if i don't have any idea about beading.
This one is made from pinch beads mix
these two from Presso beads and daggers and Pip beads