I'm back with another little Springtime Sculpture that I've just completed. Last week I showed you my Tulip Sculpture, and this week I've got some sweet little Snowdrops!
I almost potted the Snowdrops, but I had another idea for a new type of sculpture base and I just had to try it out. I'm glad I did!
I was experimenting some more with a smaller sized bead, an adventure that I'm rather enjoying. This time I used some 13/0 charlotte cut white beads, and 15/0 light green beads for the leaves. The base is regular old trusty 11/0 beads. It is really strange going from working with the smaller beads to the 11/0's. They suddenly feel gigantic and weird!
The sculpture measures about 7 inches tall and 6 inches wide. :)
I have also started on my Bearded Irises for the PDF pattern I am producing for them. I was hoping to have that done this month, but it looks like I'm going to be a few days late. Sorry! I know quite a few people have been waiting for it, so I apologize that it's taking so long. After doing so many custom orders in a row I just really needed time to work on the ideas that were popping in my head or I was going to go crazy. But now the Iris Pattern is the first item on my agenda.
See you next week!
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Last night I finished my little purple Tulip Sculpture! I couldn't wait to share it.
This footed design is new. I don't think I've ever seen it used with French Beaded Flowers before and it's the first time I've made it. Experiment successful! That's good because I have several designs similar that I'm wanting to try out. The stems and feet are wrapped with itty bitty 15/0 seed beads on 28g wire. I used 15's because I didn't want to thicken my stems too much but still wanted the sparkly look of beads. For some reason the picture is showing one shade of green... but really the stems are a light green and the leaves are darker green... gosh I need to figure out my camera better!
My sculpture will be going up in my Etsy Shop later today. Hopefully. My little one is sick and miserable and in need of mommy snuggles, so it might not be until later this evening. :S
My next project is going to be another quick one. I have some 13/0 charlotte cut seed beads that I want to use for some snow drops. It will either be a little standalone sculpture similar to this one, or it will be planted in a teacup. :)
I will also be working on my Iris Pattern! So for those of you who have been waiting for it, it's coming soon!
In other news, I am currently closed to custom orders while I work on my new designs and patterns. I will begin taking more orders at the end of April.
I have finally completed my long list of custom orders! Here are a couple pics.
The First one was for one of my French Beaded Southern Magnolia Stems.
And the last one was an Orange and Black Gerbera Daisy.
Because I've been doing custom orders for so long I haven't had time to do any new Spring designs, and I've got a few new ideas that I've been dying to try out. So, on March 16th I will stop taking custom orders until the end of April so I can dedicate more time to new designs and patterns.
I've already started on the first one. It's going to be a Tulip Sculpture. This is a poor picture from my phone, so the purple doesn't show properly. But I've had these purple beads sitting around for over a year now and I haven't been able to figure out what to make with them. Now they will be tulips. Watch for the finished piece in just a few days!
After that I want to whip up some Snowdrops. I found this little teacup at a local thrift store a few weeks back when I first decided to make Snowdrops, and I'm hoping I will be able to plant them in there. :) I've purchased some white size 13 cut beads for the project and I can't wait to play with them!
And I will be making some more Irises so I can make a PDF pattern for it. :) I better get on it because March is almost half-way done. :S
I also got some yellow size 15 beads that I plan on turning into a Mini Daffodil Sculpture! That one might not get done until April though. *SIGH*
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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