Hello there everyone! I've had a busy couple of weeks, but I did actually manage to get some flowers made.
First off, one of my favorite online bead stores (Shipwreck Beads) had a super sale - up to 70% off. I took the opportunity to do something I've always wanted to do. I purchased a large amount of faceted round crystal beads (3mm) and I made a rose out of them! This one I am keeping, because I may not be able to justify the expense ever again. Because of the regular cost of the beads, I doubt I'll get to make any more of these as regular stock items for my shop, but if you'd like to custom order one after I reopen for custom work, please let me know. Just be warned that they are extremely pricey. But very sparkly!
Now, the last time I posted I promised you lovely people a new Free Pattern. I've had to work my tail off to get it done in time and barely met my deadline... but I am happy to say that I have now published my Miniature Rose pattern in the Free Tutorials section of my website. The pattern is beginner level, but does require you to know the basic French Beading techniques (all taught for free here as well) Go get your free copy!
If you make anything with the pattern, send me an email with a picture so I can see! I love getting those emails. :)
This piece itself is also available in my Etsy Shop!
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.
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