I'm making a lot of floral beads right now. Might it be the spring influencing me? ;)
When I look around in the lampwork world I don't see so many florals right now. Maybe they're outmoded. But how can you grow tired of flowers??
They are great fun to make, too. So many possibiliteis in colours and shape. Should the flowers float ove a plain background or should there be a background decoration of frit?
Maybe a winding wine for the flowers to grow from or a scrollwork to add interest.
And the flowers. Raised or flush? Encased or surface decoration? And how many petals should there be? How many layers of lovely glass, how small, how big?
Should the bead just be a flower?
Or should the flower just be an accent on something else?