This is part one of a series on Glamelias. Parts 2 and 3 will offer a glamelia gallery and some tutorials.
But first things first. What is a glamelia?
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A glamelia is a composite bouquet. It's made from the petals of many different flowers to form one large one. Nowadays, any handmade flower comprised of parts of several flowers or plants is called a glamelia.
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But the name glamelia really goes back to the 1940's and 50's. During the war,camelia blooms were very expensive. So people took the petals of the less expensive gladiolas and made them into what looked like a more expensive flower.
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The petals of the gladiolus were combined to make a camelia-like flowers. So the gla from gladiolus and melia from the camelia were joined to form the term glamelia.
I confess. Up until about 9 months ago I had never seen or heard of a glamelia. I would love to master this technique and place it on the Fly Me To The Moon Florists website. But somehow, I don't think that will be happening. Well not any time soon anyway.
So let's explore glamelias together. I promise I'll share everything I learn.
Don't miss the rest of the series on glamelias:
Part 2 - Glamelia Gallery
Part 3 - How To Make A Glamelia
What do you think of glamelias?