|Dagger flowers by Maneki of |
Wild Roses and Blackberries
Several months back, she featured a tutorial on making these enchanting dagger drop flowers.
This week's blogpost should be called "I MUST Make That! Monday" because, inspired by her, I went and bought a bunch of dagger beads in my October Fire Mountain Gems order. I just haven't had time to play with them yet.
|Dagger flowers by Maneki of Wild Roses and Blackberries|
Keep clicking around and you can find some similar flowers she made with lentil beads. Maneki has a tab on her home page linking to her tutorials, of which the dagger flower instructions are one of many.
Update: I wrote this post several days ago, scheduling it to post today, but since then Maneki posted still another tutorial for the dagger flower series.
She wrote me:
The text doesn't really make it clear that the long magatama bead flower isn't made in the same way as all the other flowers, but I'm afraid I don't have a better photo with just dagger flowers for you. ... Like an evolutionary line, starting with the first lentil flower I made in this design and ending with the latest dagger version], I did discover that the free Christmas tree project at Bead & Button is done in pretty much the same kind of brick stitch I used. The only difference being the sizes and number of tiers.