Friday, April 30, 2010

Complete.

This flower is made with size 15 beads and 30 gauge wire.

The pattern called for 30 gauge wire, but even with size 15 beads, the flower is a bit floppy. If I make another, I'll try 28 gauge. Hopefully, the two passes of wire will still fit through the size 15s.

Beaded flowers are a good way to use up extra beads from previous projects. I used the pattern in a past issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, but it's also available in her Encyclopedia of Crafts and on her website. I would only use the website version if you are familiar with making French beaded flowers, as it does not offer as many photos of the steps.

5 comments:

Connie said...

Beautiful flower and so is the vase - they compliment each other.
You did a wonderful job of beading.

Mom

Sharon said...

Such a lovely flower! I agree with you that the 30 gauge wire is too soft. I tend to use at least a 26 gauge and even a 24 if the flower is quite large. You did a great job on this one!

mamabeaks said...

That is beautiful!

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Beautiful flower!!! I love it!!

LollyChops said...

I totally love this! Beads and flowers! There is no cooler combo than that!