Tuesday, October 7, 2014

War and Remembrance

Veteran's Day/Armistice Day/Remembrance Day is a little over a month away. Helen never gave it a second thought until one of her cousins, who spent some childhood years in Europe and visited there as an adult, suggested that she make a remembrance poppy lapel flower. These are a frequent accessory in the UK and a few other places, it turns out, at this time of year. A little Internet research revealed that this bright red poppy, Papaver rhoeas or the Flanders poppy, grows readily on disturbed earth, and the battlefields of Europe during World War I provided plenty of that.

So, here is Helen's kanzashi version of the remembrance poppy....

Silk charmeuse flower, dupioni silk leaves, Swarovski crystal center anchored by a glass seed bead. Buy it here .

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