French Flower Beading craft helps one create three-dimensional floral art. A relatively simple technique that looks simply amazing, is used for making jewelry, home décor items, bouquet,  hair barrettes, pins, napkin rings, “potted” plants, 3-D pictures and wall hangings etc.

It is estimated that French flower beading was practiced across Europe and England as early as the 1500′s. In an effort to support themselves, French and Italian peasants used to collect defective or discarded beads. The beads were then strung on wire and shaped in to flowers designs.

The technique was introduced in United States around 1870s. The technique evolved over time & the usage expanded from mere bouquets to decorations for hair & clothing. It gained its greatest popularity after World War II. Instructional kits were sold, complete with materials and patterns imported from France.  The late 1990′s saw a dramatic interest in beaded flowers spread around the world.

From http://www.beadedflowerpatterns.com

Tools & Supplies

Beads: Round glass seed beads uniform in shape & size of desired colors. The size of the beads depends on the pattern or desired design. Recommended size though is 11/0.

Floral wire:  Floral wire is required to bead the flowers & leaves.  Flower section generally requires 24-gauge size & leaf part 22-gauge size.  A 30-gauge wire will be used for assembly & lacing. A Colored stem wire will be used which is normally thicker around 16 to 18-gauge.

Floral Tape: This wax-coated paper tape is used to smoothly wrap the entire stem  when the flower is completed.

Bead Spinner: It is a bead stringing tool that quickly & easily strings all sizes of beads.

Wire cutters, pliers & scissors

Darning Needle:  To lace large petals & leaves

Reference: http://www.beadedflowerpatterns.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/basics.pdf

Technique

Please refer to following external links to understand step-by-step technique

  1. http://www.ehow.com/how_2267949_french-beaded-flowers.html
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBybwG8vpdw
  3. http://artbeadcircle.com/files/files/freepdf/AMfrenchtechnique.pdf

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