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California Poppies

About this design:

Made this for my daughter's birthday. She just moved back to CA. Thought the state flower was appropriate.


1/0 seed beads - yellow, orange, green and Ceylon cream pastel clasp - orange bicone and tulipflowers - Yellow orange

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
With clasp.
Step 2:
Another way.

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    Your daughter is going to love it! I love the matching earrings. Another masterpiece.

  2. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Wow, that took some patience. Very nice.

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wow, love the flower design! The cream background was a wonderful choice for your color palette. Your daughter will treasure this beautiful gift from such a thoughtful mother.

  4. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Another beautiful piece!! I love orange and green and the earrings are terrific!!

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    Melody F says:

    You do the neatest things! At first when I saw this I thought they were palm trees, which would be anothere theme you could do, then I realized they were poppies. Lately Salem, Oregon has a lot of these on the roadsides. I think the state must have planted them. Now people are putting them in their yards. I tried, but my yard is very shady, so no luck so far. I don’t always get around to commenting, but I appreciate it every time you share your lovely creations.

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    bluedog says:

    Lucinda – You do such a good job taking pictures. And showing the different ways you can wear this is great! I agree, your daughter will love this.
    Really like this color combo.

  7. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beady, this absolutely awesome! You have such a gift with color and design. I love the little clasp to hold it in place while wearing it! Your daughter is one lucky girl and I’m sure she’ll love it! I’ve been to your webpage- a plethora of loveliness!

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks everyone for the gracious comments. Melody – palm trees are a good idea – love it. My other daughter lives nearby here in northern Ny and she grows CA Poppies. They go to seed and come up voluntarily each year. So fun.
    Robin – thanks for visiting my website and thanks for the sweet comments.

  9. kye
    kye says:

    I agree-your daughter will love it. The poppies are so cute! I especially like the way you made the clasp.

  10. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks so much kye.

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gorgeous, instant sunshine. A perfect way to cheer things up during California’s June Gloom. Love the design and the poppies are perfect!

  12. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    Outstanding and such beautiful color choices!

  13. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks LRC and Becca. It’s hard when your children move so far away (even when they’re all grown up).

  14. J Cossin
    J Cossin says:

    Wow! Such a beautiful piece of Artwork! Your daughter will absolutely love this! Anyone would be proud to own this, it looks like it belongs in a museum! I’m honestly speechless…

  15. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks so much J Cossin. This one fits her personality – happy and outgoing.

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