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  • Nearly Biting Off More Than I Could Chew!

    This was for a Secret EB on another forum.

    I decided I was going to make beaded tulips; I remembered making some beaded flowers about 25 years ago - but couldn't find the book with the instructions; I could remember the basics but not any finer points.

    Fortunately it seems to be quite a popular craft in the US as French Beading and I found a goodly book on Amazon and UK beadshop online selling 3mm seed beads in single colour mini-hanks.

    It too rather a long time as (like Peter in another thread) I was rather out of my comfort zone! However having started I wasn't going to give up.



    The stems are a bit short as the flowerheads are quite heavy with the wire and a full mini-hank in each one. I used 28gauge wire and 32 gauge to lace across the back.

    Packaging for posting was another problem - but it's gone off today with my fingers crossed.
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  • #2
    I'm so impressed! wow!

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    • #3
      Here I thought you were just lotions and potions
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      • #4
        Well done Elaine

        lovely tulips

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        • #5
          I would be thrilled to bits to recieve something so beautiful!!
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          • #6
            They look like very clever tulips! Well done
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            • #7
              its lovely, well done
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              • #8
                Thanks people.

                I won't be going into competition with you beaders though - it's fine for relaxation (when it's going properly!) but rather time-consuming and I haven't mad any potions or soaps for a while and need to get some stock in.
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                • #9
                  That looks amazing! I do not understand where people get their patience from!
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                  • #10
                    Very nice Elaine! I haven't tried flowers...................with good reason!

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                    • #11
                      It's lovely well done
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                      • #12
                        That is gorgeous - wish I was part of that Easter Bunny swap!!

                        Great work.

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                        • #13
                          that's stunning!!!
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                          • #14
                            You did a beautiful work ! This composition is harmonious.

                            As you were writing about French Beading, let me, please, show you what I made for my mother a few years ago for Mothering Sunday...
                            (I'm sorry, I know this is your thread. If you want me to be edited out and put my image in a new thread, well no problem, this was just for an example.)
                            Greetings from France !!! Et oui, moi, c'est la petite Frenchy !

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                            • #15
                              Wow they are both fab
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