The Swarovski Crystal®
Beaded Flower Collection
In 2001, I was commissioned to create beaded flowers, using crystals
by Swarovski of Austria, for an advertising campaign.
a large number of flowers was needed in a very short time, I ultimately enlisted the aid of several other designers, Caren
Cohen, Rosemary Kurtz, Elaine Cobb and, the late Judy Heller.
large beads, to create a beaded flower, often results in a very "chunky" looking object. Although that can be seen
in these pictures, the crystals more than made up for the shortcomings.
them to Austria, nearly broke my heart!
you are a professional photographer, you need to apologize for the quality of photos taken of Swarovski Crystals®. The
crystals are so light reflective that they mimic precious gems. The flowers shown, below, are breath-taking, in person, but
lack "fire" when photographed. These flowers are now the property of Swarovski Crystal®, of Austria, but my
patterns are available on my pattern page.