I'm back at Spruill Arts Center taking bead making classes from Margo Knight. Our first class was implosion/petal/lotus beads. I'm not going to try to explain them, but I'll refer you instead to a detailed explanation on Lampwork Etc. by j2canoe entitled appropriately "How to Make the Implosion/Petal Beads". Here are mine:
These are time consuming to make but worth it in the end.