More French-Beaded Flowers: 38 Patterns for Making Blossoms, Leaves, Insects, and More
Crafters, artists, beaders, and jewelry makers--young and old--will discover the virtually indestructible and surprisingly realistic character of beaded flowers! Author Dalene Kelly expertly guides readers through this beautifully illustrated guide to the timeless art of French-beading, a craft that dates its origins back to the 16th century. Making a huge resurgence, the method involves stringing wires through seed beads and twisting them into elegant three-dimensional shapes. French Beaded Flowers introduces innovative ideas and techniques for 37 inspiring new flower patterns. Species of flowers range from exotic orchids to native favorites--snapdragons, coral beans, pansies, irises, tiger lilies, gardenias and more. General recommendations for color selection--choose yellow and red, or green and blue, for the Lollipop Plant--are included, but this guide allows the reader to trust their own creative instincts.