Beaded Beauty Reflected
This magenta Christmas bauble decorated with white flowers with rainbow pink centres was hand beaded with sequins and pins by me. I have a Christmas tradition. I bead Christmas baubles for a select group of friends every year.
Each bauble is 15 centimetres in diameter and contain hundreds of sequins, varying in number depending upon the complexity of the pattern and the type of sequins I use. Most sequins in this bauble are 5mm in diameter, except the flowers, the larger of the petals which are 10mm and their centres which are 4mm. The flower centres are raised cups and are imported from France. Depending upon the colour of the sequin, I will use either a gold or a silver pin to attach it to the bauble. I always leave the flowers until last, allowing a gap in the sequin chain to pin them in.
The theme for “Looking Close… on Friday!” is “reflection on black”.
I thought that this bauble with its colourful magenta colour might look nice against a black background and reflected in a mirror.
These baubles are smaller than some others I do, and because it is a simple pattern which starts from the inside and is worked outwards in ever larger circles, each bauble takes approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours per side.
It is however, a labour of love which I do to pass the time throughout the year.