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Topic: Fabric Flowers... as usual ;) NOW WITH A TUTORIAL  (Read 7989 times)
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Anna Iv
« on: July 21, 2011 06:10:15 AM »

Hello Craftsters!

For a month I haven't had the opportunity to create. So now I'm just happy I'm back to all my fabrics and beads! I've already made several new flowers, and I just cannot help sharing them with you! Hope you will like them!

I like experimenting with Kanzashi flowers styles. This is the latest idea I had: it's with pearls and Cat's eye stones:



This poppy flower is big - 3.25"



and these are smaller:



Finally, I wanted to make something really summer-ish. So, I chose sun yellow organza, as it's very bright and light. The flowers are very lightweight, fluffy - right what I needed



More flowers are soon to come!

Really hope you like these! If not - let me know anyway - I'd love to know what you would change about them.

Thank you !



Hi,

I'm back with a little tutorial!

So, the materials:
- Organza fabric
- Either matching or contrasting seed beads
- Candle, matches
- Scissors, matching thread and needle

1. Cut off two stripes of organza 1 inch wide and 10 inches long each.


2. Then cut them into squares, the side of which will measure 1 inch. You will need 20 pieces.


3. The petals of the flower are roundish, so we should cut the corners of the squares to make them more or less round. As this is kinda free form flower, I dont really try to make the petals all absolutely similar and perfectly round.


4. Now singe the edges of organza pieces. All the petals are ready.


5. The way we assemble the petals will define the looks of the flower. Here is how to make it fast and easy: place all the petals on the table in two layers; the upper layer should be placed on the junction of the bottom layer petals, like on the photo.


6. Gather the petals on the thread just the way they lay on the table.


7. Now just pull all the petals towards the thread end where the knot is made.


8. Then fix that bundle of petals with the thread.


9. To finish the flower, sew as many beads as you want at the base of the flower between the petals.


10. The flower is ready. And it shines so nice in the sun!


Hope it turned out understandable!
It is also at my blog with some more pics.

Thanks for watching!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011 06:41:11 AM »

The organza flowers are stunningly realistic.
Amazing work!

Could you recommend a tutorial?

~CD~
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011 06:42:08 AM »

I've never been on this board before as I don't make jewelry but I saw your picture on the front page under newest projects posted and had to take a look.  You do beautiful work!!  I really like the large poppy - it's so life like.
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Anna Iv
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011 09:27:29 AM »

Thank you so much for your kind words!

The yellow flowers are really easy to make. I actually kinda played with fabrics before they turned out like this. I didn't use any tutorial, but I'll gladly take some pics of how to make these flowers and post them here. So, I'll be back in a day, I guess!

Have fun!
Ivanna
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011 10:49:23 AM »

The large poppy is beautiful! Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011 05:46:31 PM »

These are so cute!  I would love to see more photos and how you made them.
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Anna Iv
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011 04:15:53 AM »

Hi,

I'm back with a little tutorial!

So, the materials:
- Organza fabric
- Either matching or contrasting seed beads
- Candle, matches
- Scissors, matching thread and needle

1. Cut off two stripes of organza 1 inch wide and 10 inches long each.


2. Then cut them into squares, the side of which will measure 1 inch. You will need 20 pieces.


3. The petals of the flower are roundish, so we should cut the corners of the squares to make them more or less round. As this is kinda free form flower, I dont really try to make the petals all absolutely similar and perfectly round.


4. Now singe the edges of organza pieces. All the petals are ready.


5. The way we assemble the petals will define the looks of the flower. Here is how to make it fast and easy: place all the petals on the table in two layers; the upper layer should be placed on the junction of the bottom layer petals, like on the photo.


6. Gather the petals on the thread just the way they lay on the table.


7. Now just pull all the petals towards the thread end where the knot is made.


8. Then fix that bundle of petals with the thread.


9. To finish the flower, sew as many beads as you want at the base of the flower between the petals.


10. The flower is ready. And it shines so nice in the sun!


Hope it turned out understandable!
It is also at my blog with some more pics.

Thanks for watching!
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011 04:28:37 AM »

Anna, this tutorial is amazing!

And you are wonderful for creating it!

Thanks for your hard work and your generosity and willingness to share your expertise with other crafters.

Appreciatively,
~CD~
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011 09:43:32 AM »

Those poppies are gorgeous, and your tutorial was very well done. I can't wait to try this!  Thank you so much for sharing Smiley
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Anna Iv
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011 03:18:52 PM »

Thank you! I'm happy you liked it! I'll be happy to see your flowers. They can make great hair accessories, but my mom prefers to use my flowers as brooches.
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