Flower Power

Although we haven’t had too many April showers yet here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are lucky enough to already have flowers blooming all around us, and holy camellias, are they gorgeous! From the bougainvillea that’s in full bloom across the street, to the gorgeous bouquets we have the pleasure of displaying in our shop, thanks to our resident artist Sandra Lawson of Carpe Diem Design, we just can’t get enough when it comes to flowers.

Below are a few photos of our selection of colorful flower and leaf beads & pendants we have here at Blue Door Beads, plus some other flower-inspired design ideas we thought you might enjoy. We will leave you with a story a friend told us today about her daughter:

“After collecting flowers in the field near our house, Ella said, ‘Mommy, I love that people are like flowers.’ I asked her what she meant and she said, ‘People come in all colors, just like flowers, and they’re all beautiful.'”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! 🙂

A colorful, floral mix of vintage lucite, gemstone, metal, and shell beads here at Blue Door Beads.

A colorful, floral mix of vintage lucite, gemstone, metal, and shell beads here at Blue Door Beads.

A gorgeous bouquet created by the very talented Sandra Lawson of Carpe Diem Design.

A gorgeous bouquet created by the very talented Sandra Lawson of Carpe Diem Design.

Sky View earrings. Photo courtesy of vintaj.com

Sky View earrings. Photo courtesy of vintaj.com

 

Fanciful Flower earrings. Photo courtesy of MyWiredImagination on Etsy.

Fanciful Flower earrings. Photo courtesy of MyWiredImagination on Etsy.

My Cute Buttercup ring. Photo courtesy of vintaj.com.

My Cute Buttercup ring. Photo courtesy of vintaj.com.

Fused flower by Katherine Lake, inspired by the book Wire & Fused Jewelry: techniques from the Sandkühler Studio by Blue Door Beads Instructor Iris Sandkühler. Photo uploaded to Pinterest by Katherine Lake.

Fused flower by Katherine Lake, inspired by the book Wire & Fused Jewelry: techniques from the Sandkühler Studio by Blue Door Beads Instructor Iris Sandkühler. Photo uploaded to Pinterest by Katherine Lake.

Bountiful Blossoms Necklace. Photo courtesy of vintaj.com

Bountiful Blossoms Necklace. Photo courtesy of vintaj.com

Earrings courtesy of Malie Kai Designs.

Earrings by Malie Kai Designs. Photo courtesy of http://www.maliekaidesigns.blogspot.com.

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