Sun Daisy Rhinestone & Wire Wrapping
This is my latest (and new favorite) wire wrapping project. I’m going to post it on Pinterest because I’m curious to see if people like it. If I get some pins, I’ll write up a tutorial with pics of the work in progress, the metamorphosis of the concept and the development of the color palette. This started out as a very abstract design, but the lower area started looking very organic, like a flower. I was planning a speckled gradient from hot pink through fire opal and lemon into lime and hints of teal. As the daisy emerged, I saw the upper right design as a sun and the rolling curves in the center as cumulonimbus clouds. The sun has a pointy motif with an excessive quantity of Swarovski AB2X bicones radiating like sun beams. The beads in the clouds were added more as a support than as a design element. The piece looked good without them. However, once I saw those round pave beads separating the sun from the daisy, I fell in love. They really add dimension to the piece. They set a clear separation, and their roundness somehow creates the illusion of depth.