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Old 2008-02-16, 9:46am
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Default Tutorial - Delicate Little Flower Center

I've been doing these little flowers for a while - I forget now if I came up with it by accident or if I saw it somewhere but I thought I'd share.

I like the way the black looks like little creases in the flower petals. So here's how it is done.

The center is a plunged, cooled and snapped off stringer made from pea green with intense black stripes. - DO NOT encase - as the intense black cannot do it's magic if encased.

It works best on white petals so the intense black can spread into the petals.

I've used this for my green floral spacers in my strawberry sets. The tutorial for the strawberries is in the last issue of the Annealer magazine.
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Old 2008-02-16, 6:14pm
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That is so much more natural looking-thank you.
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Old 2008-02-16, 6:36pm
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Wow, that is a great look and so perfect for thoes tiny flowers. Thanks for sharing
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What a great effect. Thanks Linda.
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Old 2008-02-17, 2:31am
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Looks great. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 2008-02-17, 8:22am
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Hard to believe you have had all these views and yet only 4 people saying thanks!
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Old 2008-02-17, 8:39am
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Yeah, that tendency is being discussed some place else too.

1. Either is a useless little bit of information

or

2. I am not the first person to come up with this and every body else already knows it

or

3. Folks are just too busy to reply.

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4. Folks are just rude.

I prefer to think it's 1 or 2. Maybe I don't have any thing worth sharing.
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Love it! Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 2008-02-17, 8:55am
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Beautiful effect, Linda! Very realistic look. I understand that you don't encase after plunging the center, but do you encase the base bead after melting in the vine cane? Also, do you use intense black for the vines, or regular black? I'm anxious to give this a try, also.

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I love the way those look; thanks so much for sharing your technique!
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neat!
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I appreciate you, Thanks for being so generous to share your technique. Your flowers look really realistic, which I love.
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I appreciate you, Thanks for being so generous to share your technique. Your flowers look really realistic, which I love.
Thank you Ellie.

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Old 2008-02-17, 4:54pm
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Beautiful effect, Linda! Very realistic look. I understand that you don't encase after plunging the center, but do you encase the base bead after melting in the vine cane? Also, do you use intense black for the vines, or regular black? I'm anxious to give this a try, also.

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Hey Allen, I've been to Birmingham - my deceased aunt lived there and I spent Christmas there when I was 10. Actually my Dad grew up in Dublin - it's about 40 miles south of Montgomery near Ramer and Grady - tinee little villages.


About your questions - this bead has no encasing but it's entirely possible to encase before application of the flower dots.

Yes, the background vine stringer has intense black and is encased because green spreads if not encased.

The stamen cane (center of the flower) also has intense black lines but is NOT encased because that would prevent the lines from spreading into the white petals.


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Hi Linda!

Thanks for sharing, I like how wispy the intense black gets. That's a nice trick to know.

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Linda,
I love your flowers and can't wait to try this. Thank you so much for sharing!
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Linda,
Thanks for sharing your technique! For those of us who are somewhat new to bead making, tutorials such as yours are a valuable tool!
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Old 2008-02-18, 2:14am
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This is really neat. When I start doing florals I'll have to remember it!

Thank you for sharing!
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Thank you for the great info.
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Lovely. Kind of like dogwoods. Thanks for posting!
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Very cute, thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for sharing Linda. I'm writing this technique down now as I head out to the torch to give it a try.
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What a great effect and such a simple stringer to construct, I think even I could do this! Thanks for posting this!
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Thanks for sharing, I'll try it!
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thank you Linda ~ a great tip, I love the wispy look ( as was already said) and a easy one to remember when I 'm on the torch!
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Thank you Linda for posting this! Will have to try this soon
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Sweet flowers, can't wait to torch so I can try this.

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What a great tip - thanks for sharing!
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Old 2008-02-20, 12:56am
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Let me thank you for posting the tut.
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Old 2008-02-20, 1:18am
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That is a neat effect! Thanks for sharing!
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