Friday, 30 December 2011

Small Flowers, 5

I’m not sure what flowers these are meant to be but they were fun to bead.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

First, a circle of red tri-cuts around the central bead. The centre bead is a blue lined crystal seed bead.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Then their stems – a row of orange seed beads atop of a peacock blue tricut.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

I really don’t know what this part of a flower is called – the part were several small flowers emerge from a single stem.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

And finally some leaves in those pale blue tricuts.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

This sequence of pictures shows how much lighting can affect the colour balance in photographs. The time stamps on them shows me that the motif took a little under 30 minutes to stitch, even though I kept stopping to take pictures. There must have been patchy cloud that morning and you can see in the middle sequence that the sun was shining brightly enough to backlight the fabric. In the first and last pictures the sun must have been obscured by cloud and the fabric does not appear so transparent. However, there is still sufficient light to make the beads sparkle and give good colour rendition – the colours in the final shot are the most accurate.

Happy Stitching


Mary Corbet said...

Wow, Carol-Anne - this is really coming along fast! I love these little flowers! So simple but so pretty!


Rachel said...

It's gorgeous!

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

I love the way you show the sequence of the flowers coming together. The flowers are so pretty.

Elmsley Rose said...

Ah - that probably explains why photos taken under my daylight lamp turn out beige-tinted!