I love it when new designs emerge from existing projects! Flora is one of those happy coincidences… It happened because I nested a partial base from Circle for a Landing as I was going through old prototypes. The pretty “flower” that was created made a perfect set of earrings or a sweet little pendant. Now, it’s in my Teachable school for everyone to enjoy.
You use five different colors of Delica Beads to create the graphic pattern… But only 1 gram of each color is needed for a pair of earrings, making this project another great stash buster!
The finished size is about 1.5″ (3.8cm) square. I think it makes a nice size for earrings, but I like the small pendant too.
I used a 2-holed 8mm Pearl from my stash as I began my prototype, and although I liked the look of it, I couldn’t find that bead again! (You know how that is – it was probably in my stash for a few years.) The Candy Beads were a great find… just the right size and a lot of options for color and finish.
The 2mm Pearls add a nice touch on the points and for the connections. But, after making several pair of earrings using Swarovski Crystal Pearls, Chinese Pearls, and some Czech Pearls (again from my stash) I got some feedback from students in other courses that all 2mm Pearls are not the same size. Everything I used had been exactly 2mm or only slightly larger. But some of their recent purchases of 2mm Czech Beads showed they are a bit bigger. I addressed this in the video Selecting Bead Colors in the course, and I hope you will review it when choosing beads for the project.
Related Classes and Discounts…
Since Flora and Circle for a Landing are “related”, existing students in either class will find a discount in the Related Classes section of the online Course Curriculum. Just apply the coupon code when purchasing the other class for the discount.
As usual, the first 25 enrollees to Flora, will get a $5 discount on the class by using the coupon code FLORA25
I invite you to take a look at the Project Overview video on Teachable to see more information on this wonderful course!