It has now been 5 or 6 weeks since I started this project and I am pleased to say that I am finally finished! This has been a great adventure and I certainly hope my customer will be happy with her bouquet.
Here are the finished pictures. :)
The bouquet is 10 inches wide by 11 inches tall and weighs just under 4 lbs. The handle has been wrapped with ivory ribbon and lace. :) It turned out so much better than I even dreamed. I wish I could get married again so I could make my own bouquet out of beaded flowers. But maybe I will just remake my bouquet in beads for a keepsake version. Anyways, I've got plenty of more ideas for bouquets and I definitely plan on making more.
I've been asked to do a blog on the design process for this bouquet, and how I chose the flowers and colors and such, so I will do that in a few days when I have a bit more time to sit down and type out all my thoughts.
I do have two more (much smaller) custom orders. One for a hair vine/hair pin set, and the other for a ruffled rose. I will also be working on some Peonies for my Peony pattern which I will hopefully have done in August.
Thanks everyone for all your kind words and support through this project. You guys are seriously awesome!
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Hello everyone! I am Lauren Harpster, the designer behind Lauren's Creations. I am a 28 year old wife, and a mother to three adorable little kids. I've been making French Beaded Flowers for six years now, and teaching French Beading through my website for about four years. I hope you'll join me on my blog so you, too, can Learn the Art of French Beading.