I STARTED Early--Took my Dog--And visited the Sea--
The Mermaids in the Basement Came out to look at me
--Emily Dickinson

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Washington Wildflowers (Bee Challenge)

I totally LOVE this bracelet.  This week's challenge was Bees.  That was a bit of a stumper at first.  Then I was mulling around some ideas (and had to discard most of them--where in the world do you find bee beads?!).  But last week's challenge gave me a clue--I'd found a website that had a whole list of wildflowers native to the State of Washington.  I started thinking about how I could incorporate them into my flower rings.  And Eureka!  I got the idea for this bracelet.

First, I made the Spotted Saxifrage (isn't this just the neatest flower--I had no idea such a blossom existed):

Then I followed up with the lovely Nootka Rose:

 Then on to the Showy Phlox:

And finally, the Copperbush:

I also made a Blue Anemone, but it broke when I strung it.  It turned out all right, though, because the bracelet would have been too long with it:

And, of course, the bee:

1 comment:

  1. Is there really such as flower as a saxafrage??? Never heard of it. Off to goggle....