Through Saturday: Get 10% Back on Every Order — Stock Up On Your Favorites!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!

Chatter

Miliefiore and Trillium Flowers

About this design:

Had the millefiore beads with the white and red flowers and decided to make a 2 strand necklace. I'm not really comfortable using tools - I usually just use a needle. So this was a little out of my comfort zone- crimps, crimp covers, jump rings.

Components:

11/0 seed beads - red, millefiore rectangles with flowers, trilium beads - red, rectangular beads (3 x 5 mm) - beige, 3 mm beads topaz AB, GF findings.

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    2 additional photos.

    Attachment Attachment

  2. BevB
    BevB says:

    Very Beautiful!

  3. CKitty
    CKitty says:

    Love the red beads… Beautifully done!

  4. No Photo
    MH says:

    Gorgeous! I love the trillium beads and love that you used the miliefiore beads (I have a large horde of them.) While “out of (your) comfort zone”, you know what, you did a great job!! Multi strand necklaces are fun, the more you do.

  5. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Beautiful, elegant and unique!! You did a a great job BLE!!

  6. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Marvelous necklace BLE!! This is perfect even though it wasn’t as comfortable using tools.

  7. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beautiful Beady! Love the color combination! I too have some Millefiore beads- can’t seem to come up with a plan for them. So they sit in a mason jar just watching the other beads come and go

  8. kye
    kye says:

    This is so beautiful. I’m glad you showed how it looks when worn. It’s such a great design using a wonderful variety of beads. I need to work on using wire and crimps. For some reason it intimidates me. You did an excellent job.

  9. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow – your lovely comments make me swoon. So nice. Robin and MH – use the Millifiore beads – you’ll be happy you did.
    I have attached a sampler of chenille stitch – all chenille but different bead combinations. The yellow ones (a little off center) are 2 sizes of the same beads – so skinny in the middle,

    Attachment

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design with a wonderful combination of bead. I especially like the red trillium beads.

    Now that you have conquered one set of tools it’s time to move on to a different set….like hole punches, tin snips, hammers, then on to chains, leather and sheet metal. I can see it now…Lucinda’s Sheet Metal and Seed Bead Art. What a novel idea. :D

  11. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Hahaha LRC – I barely have enough room for beads – can’t imagine using hole punches. tin snips and hammers. (a whole different world to me).

  12. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    I love this, the amber and deep red. This combo just pulls my attention.

  13. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Stingray.

  14. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Beady, love how you picked up the red in the millefiore beads using the red trilium flowers! I also have a bunch of these beads and am always at a loss as to how to create with them. Your design really does them justice–the double strand layers are a wonderful way to showcase the beads.

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.