Okay, I couldn't think of a better title for this post. After being inspired by Marie Geraud of Biloba Bijoux, I ventured out to try beading with a sew on bezel and this is what I came up with. Marie says it looks distinctively American. I think it looks Art Deco. At any rate, it is a blend of both French and American beadwork styles.
This is my first piece using this method. I loved working with the metal bezels, it gives the work a sense of permanence, something that I feel is occasionally lost with just beadwork alone. I call this piece "L'inspiration des Biloba Bijoux". It's a substantial piece; each flower is the size of a half dollar. I'm working on taking a better picture. Hope you like it in the meantime.
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