One of my favourite flowers is the Eryngium or Sea Holly, a spiky, thistle-type plant with silver-green foliage and a striking blue cone-like flower head. It provides the inspiration for this unique Beaded Beasties box frame.
The vibrant dragonfly is made from turquoise glass crystal and pearlised teardrop beads with a 'scribble' wire head and a flat silver-textured bead for the thorax. The wings are printed on acetate. Recycled card has been used for the sea holly leaves along with some green jute ribbon. The flower cone is a coil of mixed bright blue beads. Natural scallop shells complete the corner. Everything is mounted against a blue watercolour-effect printed background paper.
The grey box frame is 27cm (10.5 ins) square and 3.3cm deep and has a hanging hook on the back.
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