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Orchids

Below are examples of beaded orchid flowers that Carla has made. They make a wonderful and undying addition to brighten any wall in any room in your home or office all year around.
The cultivation of orchids started in England in 19th century. During world voyages by Europeans, many new exotic plants were discovered and brought back to home countries where they were displayed in the homes of the wealthy or nobility. Orchids were brought to Europe by companies or individuals who had financed collecting expeditions. Commissioned professional collectors would travel for months, all over the world in search of rare new species. These expensive expeditions were often shrouded in secrecy and it was not unusual for collectors to spread misleading information about the locations where new orchids were found. Cymbidiella Pardalina Orchid flowers with a Staghorn Fern 
Beaded Flowers - Cymbidiella Pardalina Orchid flowers with a Staghorn Fern
Masdevallia Veitchiana Orchid Fowers
Beaded Flowers - Masdevallia Veitchiana Orchid Fowers
Brassavola Glaucav Orchid
Beaded Flowers - Brassavola Glaucav Orchid
Phalaenopsis Orchids Double Spike
Beaded Flowers - Phalaenopsis Orchids Double Spike
Phalaenopsis Orchid Single Spike
Beaded Flowers - Phalaenopsis Orchid Single Spike
Brassia Verrucosa
Beaded Flowers - Brassia Verrucosae
The art of beaded flowers began around the 15th century, in the courts of the European aristocracy. Peasants would gather and save discarded beads and wire from dressmakers. They would then use the beads and wire to make flowers for beaded floral arrangements. These arrangements were then sold as altar sprays for churches, bridal bouquets, and burial wreaths for the wealthy. Bouquets of this era still exist in castles and homes today. Golden Chain Orchid
Beaded Flowers - Golden Chain Orchid
Three Orchids in Knotted Celtic Vase
Beaded Flowers - Three Orchids in Knotted Celtic Vase
Stanhopea Orchid
Beaded Flowers - Stanhopea Orchid

Cattleya Orchid Shade on Antique Lamp

Cattleya Orchid Shade on Antique Lamp

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