You can createmany wonderfuldesigns with beads. Beaded Flowers is aseparate beadwork trend.They are beautiful andaerial.Beads come in all kinds of qualities, shapes, and colors that allow creating beauty with realflowers. Beaded Flowers weavingis an fascinating occupation.Besides, the resultexceeds all expectations.Next,we will introduce different Beaded Flowers weaving techniques. Mainmethods that are usedfor weavingare pin beadwork,loops, paralleland French beading .We will revieweach technique.
It is a simple beadwork technique.Pinweavingis usedtomake singlebead columns.It is perfectfor flower stamens.
1. Takea thin wireand threadthe required number of beads on it.
2. Slide thebeadto themiddle of thewire andfold thewirein half.
3. Dependingon the stamens size, lead thewirefrom the 2ndand4thbeadson thewireto the endthrough the entirebeads column.
4. Intertwine wireends.
Weavingby loops is a verysimple beadwork technique.It can be used for weavingsmallpetalsorleaves.This method iswidely used for creating beaded treessincesmallbeaded loopsare very similar tothe leavesof the tree.Weaving by loops is performed in the following way.
1. Take thewireof the desired length and stringbeadson it, but not too snugly.
2. Twistthe wire into a loop, while leaving theneeded number ofbeads on the loop.
3. After each loop, twistthe wire several timesto secure it.
Parallelbeadingisa more complicatedtechnique.Using it, you can make both two-and three-dimensionalflowers.The parallel beading is usedfor makingpetalsand leaves for the flower.This technique is distinctive because each element is beaded from top to bottom andeach rowis performedconsequently.
The parallel beading is donethrough a petal pattern.
Formulais 1-1-2-4-4-4-3-2.This formula illustrates the number of beads you will need for each petal row.In this case, we have 8 rows and 12" wire.
Row 1.String a bead onawire.Leaveitin the middle.Fold the wirein half.
Row 2.Stringabead on theright side of the wire.Lead the left wire side through thebeadto the leftside.
Row 3.Stringtwobeads on theright side of thewire and lead the left wire through the entire row.
Row 4.String 4 beads onthe right wireand leadthe second part ofthe wire through the entirerow.Center thefourth row according to the third one.
Make Row5 and Row 6 the same way asRow 4.
Row 7.String 3 beadson theright wire and lead the otherend of the wire through the beads.Center therow to the previousrow.
Row 8.String2beads onone wire and leadthe other wire through them.Twistthe wireendsto secure the beads.Thepetal isready.
If you need toconnect thepetalswith each other onthe lower rows (6, 7 and 8), weavethe next petalsfollowing the pattern above, and when Row 6 is reached, then from the connecting sidewe hookour workingwirethat came out fromRow 5through sideloops of a previouspetal.Continue to do the same inRow7 and Row 8.
Frenchbeadingis a very commontechnique.Just like parallel beading, it is used for making leaves andpetals. This is a simplebeadwork,whichis mostly usedfor beading flowers.
Here is an example of French beading technique.
1. Make aleafstem.String on thewire the required number of beads.Inour case, we use 9 beads.Make a loopatthe end of the wireto prevent thebeadsfromfalling off the stem.
2. At the end of the row, fasten a long wire to the end of the stem and string onto it 1 circularrow of beads according to the pattern (11beads).Twist thewirearound thestem, pressingbeadsto the stem tightly.
3. String2ndbead row (11beads).Twist the wirearound thestem,pressingbeadsto the stem tightly.
4. String 3rdbead row(15beads).Twist the wirearound thestem,pressingbeadsto the stem tightly.
5. String 4thbead row(15beads).Twist the wirearound thestem,pressingbeadsto the stem tightly.
6. Unwindthe upperloopon the stem andweaveit into thelast row. Cut off the wire.
In the following articleson Beaded Flowers, we will present youpatterns of different flowers such as snowdrops, tulips, bluebells, and centauries.