A few years ago, inspired by some beautiful flowers at the Phipps Conservatory, I made some beaded flowers from The Beaded Garden-- dark magenta and vermilion tulips, yellow daffodils, and dark purple pansies. I strung them on some headpins with green seed beads and made earrings that way, but I was never thrilled with the way they moved, or that the tulips were upside down, or that the pansies kept falling off.
Today was a warm, spring day, and I really wanted to wear the flowers, but also fix the earrings. So in the hour before we left for our lunch, walk, and errands, I removed the flowers and sewed them onto green felt, backed them with more felt, and sandwiched in a jump ring:
have several earrings now backed with felt. I think when I have some time I'll bead a background for these.