Monday, December 13, 2010

A Flicker of Inspiration: Winter Berries

During the winter months, color is a little scarce out in nature. Most of the leaves have gone, and the flowers are sleeping away the cold months, waiting for spring. So it’s no wonder that the few hardy plants still around, like holly and mistletoe, make for fantastic holiday decorations.

Berries are a wonderful inspiration for beadwork, since their round shapes are easy to imitate with beads. Today I have a collection of colorful berries to share, which might just inspire some juicy beaded designs.

Assorted Berry Photo Mosaic

1. Strawberry with chocolate, 2. Winter Berries, 3. winter berries,
4. Purple berries on bright orange stems of a Bamboo Palm... Chamaedorea erumpens,
5. White Berries, 6. The dense of mistletoe, 7. Holly Berry with Snow (cropped),
8. A Berry Good Day, 9. berries for the birds at Christmas.,
10. Japanese beauty-berry (Callicarpa japonica),
11. White currant * Johannisbeeren, 12. Berry Bright Bokeh,
13. i can taste summer! a.k.a. childhood summer! a.k.a. childhood reminiscence! a.k.a. those were the good times!



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