Saturday, February 6, 2010
Moss Rose - French Beading Technique
Bead flowers,also known as French beaded flowers,These flowers are made by wrapping wire around several rows of seed beads. Any size of beads can be used, but 11/0 or 10/0 seed (rocaille) beads are the mostly used.
Beaded flowers can be used wherever you would use silk flowers. They can be used to make pretty flower arrangements and to create beautiful hairpieces for special occasion outfits. You can also use your flowers to decorate your home by adding them to napkin rings or holder,candle holders and wreaths etc.
This is my first attempt at French Beading,
Here I used size 11/0 seed beads with 28 gauge artistic wire in red and green color,18 gauge pre cut stem wire for stem,30 gauge paddle wire for assembly and green silk embroidery floss to cover stem.
For this project I used basic French Beading technique for leaves,where as I use loop techniques for flower,since it was small flower,however for larger flowers basic French Beading technique can be used with slight variations.