The flower and leaves were then worked with solid white and green beads - and you can see the difference. It is a great effect! For this purpose, it actually looks better than if I had used beads in the colors of the background areas. For this design, I used the Sundance #250 beads in the plain finish, and not the hexagonal, as I didn't want glitter on the background.
Monday, March 09, 2009
More Bead Effects
I just realized that the picture of the little beaded flower doesn't show up well, and it actually isn't even finished - that is a page from my bead book, quickly scanned, so none of it really looks good here. This is a photo of one of the first pieces I did to try out the effects of the clear beads applied with DMC floss in the same color as the background.