Thursday, 23 April 2015

Beaded Poppy Brooch

Good Morning one and all, hope everyone is well and happy. A warm welcome to Pamellia, who is now a member, I hope you like my creations....

Today's blog is a beaded poppy brooch. I've photographed it along side a ruler so that you can see how small the beads are. They are Delicas - size 11 Miyuki beads which lay lovely and flat. Needless to say, glasses had to be worn at all times making this LOL !!!!

It is made by doing brick stitch which, like the name implies, are a line of beads over another line of beads but off set (like a brick wall) each row is attached by sewing into the row below so that the beads nestle against each other.

It is sewn together by firstly attaching the brooch pin to the green leaf. Then with a larger faceted black bead in the centre of the poppy, the black bead is attached to the green leaf. The instructions advised using red and green cotton, but I used white and then with my promarkers just coloured in the final line of cotton (on the outer edge) so as not to see it.

Hope you like this and maybe tempted to have a go's very rewarding. Have a good day and see you again soon. x


  1. Stunning Jan, I bet this was so fiddly to do but well worth it. xxx

  2. Wow Jan this is stunning, love it. Looks very intricate. You could sell these especially towards the end of the summer for Remembrance day. I would definitely buy one lol!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Holy cow Jan, this is brilliant! You must have a lot of patience to put together something like this! It's gorgeous! hugs :)

  4. Hi Janice
    My word, size 11 delicas? That's what I call patience but what a beautiful result.
    Marvellous beadwork.
    Ang x