The Art of French Beaded Flowers: Creative Techniques for Making 30 Beautiful Blooms
French beading is a simple yet lovely art, beautifully described here and illustrated in color with more than 70 close-up, how-to photos that show how to grow a garden of 30 flowers with delicate seed beads. Forty additional illustrations present the exact bead placement for each particular flower part. Just string the beads on wires and bend them into realistic, three-dimensional shapes; a helpful introductory section covers all the basics. Craft a budding dogwood branch, frame a mirror with wisteria blooms, or make a holiday wreath of holly and gold-tipped pinecones. A gallery of vintage pieces illustrates the rich history of the craft.
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The Art of French Beaded Flowers: Creative Techniques for Making 30 ...
Carol Benner Doelp
No preview available - 2004
13 rows 18-gauge stem wire 24-gauge green wire 4-bead BF 9 rows assembly wire Attach bare wire Basic Flower-Making Basic Frame BF basic row beaded wire beading the stem beads for leaves beads for petals bend blossom bottom loop bugle beads calyx COMPLETED ROW Continuous Wraparound Loops DESIGN TIP dome technique FIGURE finish floral clay floral tape florets FREESIA French beaded flowers hank 1 I/O I/O green beads IMake inches of bare inches of beads inner center instructions knot large petals leaf leaflets Leave 2 inches LOOP-BACK medium petals outer center Pattern PETAL UNIT petals 1 spool PINECONE POINSETTIA POPPY raceme reduce reverse basic seed beads sepals simple loop small petals split loop spokes spool 24-gauge green spool wire stamens top basic wire twist the wire wire for leaves wire for petals wire side facing Wrap the stem wrapped with floral wreath