More French-Beaded Flowers: 38 Patterns for Making Blossoms, Leaves, Insects, and More

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Krause Publications Craft, Feb 25, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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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.

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Dalene Kelly has had a passion for French-beaded flowers for more than 20 years. She currently runs her business (www.beadedflowerpatterns.com) from her new home in Yuma, Arizona, where she lives with her husband, Van. She also served as project director and co-designer of the Swarovski Crystal Flower Collection and teaches classes on her art

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