Queen Bee, beaded sculpture by Rose Rushbrooke. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.

Queen Bee

Experimenting with a beaded box with a lid and 3 dimensional beaded sculptures. This took second place in the PBS Bead Retreat challenge 2017 “The Animal Within”.

Created with delica, seed, bugle, and pressed glass Czech beads and wire to suspend the queen and make her wings. The little bees are lampwork glass – so sweet and perfect with the Queen.

Top view of hive and queen bee. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Top view of hive and queen bee

Here she is flying out of her hive followed by her little drones.

Close up of hive and lid. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Close up of hive and lid

The hive has a proper lid which closes.

Queen Bee, beaded sculpture side view. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Queen Bee side view.
Queen Bee, beaded sculpture front view.
Queen Bee front view.

Isn’t she cute!?