Red Rose Bridal Gown 2008

A garden of rich red roses, a commission by Soma designs, was my inspiration when creating these luscious three dimensional beaded rose appliqué pieces. The appliqué pieces were different sizes and configurations of roses and leaves. Hand made silk bias cut fabric roses were also added to the beaded pieces.

Loops of tiny garnet seed beads and sequins were used to build up the dimension of the petals of the roses. Fabric buds were created and nestled in amongst the beaded green iris leaves. Czech glass crystals were used in the stems and red glass crystals were used to enhance the centres of the petals.