After many hours of hard work pushing through this weekend, I did manage to finish my French Beaded Cattelya Orchid Sculpture! I love it. It turned out so much better than I thought it would.
I had the idea to use roots to make the base of sculptures a while back and I thought this would be a good one to try it on. The roots and stems are all wrapped with beads. That took hours to finish. The finished piece measures 14 1/2 inches tall, while the base is 8 x 8 inches. The flowers are each 6 inches wide. I have decided to sell this piece, so it is listed in my Etsy Shop.
Also, the petals are made using my Fancy Ruffle Technique! I have just published the PDF tutorial for this technique (and many other variations of the ruffle) in my Pattern Shop. I've called this tutorial "Decorative Edges" because it encompasses several types of frilly, ruffly add-ons that add some fun to your petals and leaves.
Hello everyone! My little fingers have been busy beading. This week is a super busy one for me. I'm pushing myself to the limits trying to work on and finish multiple projects. First off, I'm nearly finished with both my Cattelya Orchid and the Fancy Ruffles (Decorative Edges) tutorial. I'm hoping those will be done on Saturday, though it may not be until Monday...
Also, I have a large custom order for my very first Wedding Bouquet. I've managed to complete 3 of the Ruffled Roses and 5 Lavender stems.
While I was making the last Lavender stem this morning I thought, this is super easy. Why not do super fast tutorial for it! So I did, and posted it in my Free Tutorials section. Take a peek at the tutorial.
Next I will be putting all my energy into the Fancy Ruffles Tutorial and Cattelya Orchid Sculpture. :)
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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