This simple daisy boutonniere has now taken on a real interesting look. It has three different kinds of leaves (salal, leather leaf and Israeli Ruscus) which gives it a unique look.
I am doubling over the ruscus leaf and pinning it into place with a shortened pearl pin. These pins come in a variety of colors and can be used in so many imaginative ways to add a beautiful spot of color and beauty to your corsages and boutonnieres.
I work my way up the leave, creating a lovely line pattern on the boutonniere stem.
Keeping the pearl heads touching gives a stringed pearl effect.
I like the hidden pearls peeking out, visible from a side glimpse of the boutonniere once pinned to the lapel.
You can mix your pearl colors or alternate if you wish to add a little more interest to the design.
I've now clustered a knot of the pearls at the bottom of the line.
This is where you have the freedom to let your own creativity be unleashed. Look for ways to add interest to your boutonnieres without getting "girly" with lace and bows (very 1970's!)
Jeweled accents are becoming very popular to use in place of bows for corsage work as well. Adding charms, brooches and other one of a kind touches gives a very unique look to wedding flowers today.
I'm adding a final mark of elegance by inserting two shortened pearl pins into the center of each daisy head.
As you can see, the elegance of this flower makes it beautiful for use both as a boutonniere and a corsage.
Pearl pins come 144 to a box and are a very inexpensive design element that adds a lot without adding excessively to the overall cost.
Now I have to finish off the stem. I could ribbon wrap it for a rich look, but want to keep this boutonniere understated so I'm just going to curl up the taped stem.