|3 Rose Centers||Elevate your roses to the next level with one of these rolled centers.
The traditional rose center is 2 petals cupped together. I never liked this look so I went on a quest to devise something that had a tighter, more rolled look. Method 1 is inspired by the roses of Russian artist Alexander Kramarenko. Method 2 is something I came up with.
You can use these centers with any rose pattern. I give you the counts for the outer petals used in the pictures but you may need to experiment with the size of the center petals to work with the pattern youíre following.
You must know how to do the basic French petal technique.
|Basic 5-Petal Ganutell Flower|| ||$5.00|
|Beaded Flower Frame Technique||This is a very cool and unusual technique found on vintage beaded flowers and on beaded flowers made in China. The leaf is often found with a traditional French Beaded Flower and the flower may be seen with a frame leaf or a French Beaded leaf.
I call it the frame technique because you first form the shape, i.e. frame, of the leaf or petal with 22-gauge wire. Bead rows are strung horizontally with each row on a separate 26-gauge wire.
Detailed instructions including templates and bead counts are included for the leaf and flower in the picture. Templates are also included for 3 more leaves.
|Beaded Flower Jewelry||Metal mesh screens, also known as screen and prong settings or brooch screen finding, are the way to go for making your beaded flowers into jewelry. This article shows several ways to use these findings as well as other methods for creating beaded flower jewelry. Also included are alternative methods to cutting the top basic wire. ||$5.00|
|Blister Pearl Flower||This beaded flower is so easy to make with these detailed instruction and the result is impressive!||$5.00|
|Bridal Flower Variations|| ||$8.00|
|Cincinnamon Stick Ornament||These ornaments are so quick and easy and make wonderful tree ornaments, stocking stuffer gifts or package decorations. Place them near a light on your tree so the heat of the light will release more of the cinnamon scent or add a drop or two of cinnamon oil.||$0.00|
|Deconstructing a Chinese Beaded Flower||Although youíll often find these flowers on eBay listed as antique they are actually contemporary flowers made in China. I saw a vase full of these flowers in white and green when I visited Mario Rivoliís Shop in Denver many years ago.
I have about 6 of these flowers and I decided to deconstruct one because I was curious how it was put together. The stems are thick and stiff enough to hold up the flower well. But, you can still shape the stem easily and spiral it so the stem becomes a display stand.
|Ganutell Instruction Booklet||Create delicate flowers with beads, thread and wire. Learn the Maltese art of Ganutell with this step-by-step instruction book. 13 pages. ||$16.95|
|Ganutell Lily Spray|| ||$5.00|
|Heather||Make a basket full of purple and green heather or use as filler in your floral arrangements. The photo shows the branches spread out but for final use bring them close together.||$6.00|
|Lily||Complete instructions for a large or small beaded lily with digital photographs of each step. Suitable for all levels of beaders as all techniques are covered in detail, and shading is addressed for the more advanced beader. As an added bonus, Iíve included a pattern for a shaded lily as well as instructions for 2 methods for designing your own shaded petal. ||$8.00|
|Pink Petals||This full bloomed flower looks impressive but uses very simple components. A unique assembly method allows for the dramatic center.||$12.50|
|Poinsettia (CC)||This small poinsettia with leaves may be planted, fashioned into a brooch, used in a wreath or as a candle decoration. Instructions also provided for medium and large flower.||$6.00|
|Rose (Ganutell)|| ||$5.00|
|Russian Wire Leaf||Approximately 1-1/2 inches by 1 inch this leaf pattern is demonstrated in three constrasting colors so that itís easier to follow the threading path. Once youíve mastered the technique use one, two or more colors for your leaves. Attach several to a stem wire for a branch, use them in jewelry, or use as applique in bead embroidery or quilt projects. ||$5.00|
|Tembleques - Beaded Flowers from Panama||Tembleques are beaded flowers that make up the headdress of La Pollera, the national costume of Panama. These techniques may look like the basic French beaded flower or loop techniques but they're quite different. You'll also recognize the Victorian technique with some interesting variations. The tutorial is 29 pages with detailed photos showing each step. Five petal techniques with variations are shown as well as how to assemble a hair ornament. These hair ornaments are very light and would be great for brides.
|Thistle||This Thistle pattern was designed for Cincinnati's Hyde Park Square Art Show in October 2003. This fascinating photograph was featured on the November cover of Bee Culture magazine.||$5.00|
|Yellow Royale||The actual name of this flower is Inula (pronounced In-yew-luh) Royale but I've simplified the name to Yellow Royale. This large bloom is 6 inches in diameter. I fell in love with this flower when I first saw it in a seed catalog and knew I had to make one in beads.||$12.50|