BJP March “Plum blossom”

Plum blossom is a beloved subject in the traditional painting of East Asia and Vietnam.
In Japan it’s commonly known as ume blossoms and often mentioned in Japanese poetry as a symbol of spring. When used in haiku or renga, they are a kigo or season word for early spring.
see Wikipedia
I’ve made my plum blossoms with polymer clay (fimo soft) and embroidery them over felt and rayon.


  1. Frühling pur!!! Wunderschön!!!

  2. Oh my, Natalie! These plum blossoms are perfect in every way. I love what you have done with this piece . . .

    Kathy V in NM

  3. I am sooooo impressed that YOU MADE these exquisite plum blossom beads with fimo. They are the BEST fimo flower beads I have ever seen. How did you make them shine like glass? Are the coated with something?

    Your piece makes me so happy... it's just beautiful!

    Robin A.

  4. Ein sehr schönes Frühlingsbild und traumhafte Fimo-Blüten!


  5. Dear all! Danke! Thank you! :-)

    I used for my fimo flowers the Chrysanthemum Cane tut by Elissa Powell
    After baking I coated the flowers with mat lacquer (two coats). I think mat lacque gives more nature appearance to flowers than gloss one.

  6. Your work is so very lovely, such wonderful soft colors and simplistic style. I love that you are making usable pieces of art out of each piece.

  7. I am amazed that you could make such beautiful flowers out of fimo! And what wonderful pieces of art you are making! Bravo!
    Warmest aloha,

  8. Beautiful!
    Marty S
    Crackpot Beader