I've been working on these for almost a whole month now and I am thrilled to share the final pictures of the five completed roses. Fair warning, there are lots of pictures in this post. The colors of these roses were so much fun to work with! I spent so much time with each rose that I wanted each one to have it's own portrait taken, so there are a few pictures here. Enjoy the slideshow!
After I get these babies packed up tonight I will start working on another rose in the same style for a separate order. Then, just yesterday I received yet another custom order for a Potted Spotted Phalaenopsis Orchid plant from a previous customer. Really excited about that project!
I really am going to finish that Gerbera Daisy tutorial, I promise! Last weekend I was unable to find extra time. I just need to take pictures of assembling the leaves and potting it. Then do all the editing for the tutorial.
I only have 2 or so spaces left for custom orders for Christmas! Of course this depends entirely on the size of the custom orders. I might be able to squeeze in a few extra if they are smaller. The rest of my time will be spent making presents for my own family and trying to stock my shop with some of the newer designs I've been dreaming of. If you want on my list, please contact me soon!
My fingers are sore. Why? From all the lacing I've been doing on this custom set of 5 Large Rose stems. 80 petals down, and I still have a whole 'nother set of petals to make and lace. :S
I don't know why I have such a hard time photographing these rainbow finished beads. The dark orange is the only one that's accurate. The light orange shows too yellow and the salmon pink is too pinky (It's not a bubble gum pink I promise!) and the gold isn't really that yellow. I am using natural light, so I don't know what gives. Maybe it's my computer and not me or my camera?
I'm still waiting on the red beads to arrive! :S So for now I'll just be making the bunches of leaves I'm going to need.
I mentioned that since I have custom orders that will take me well into October, that I was going to reserve the weekends to work on the patterns I'm wanting to publish for sale. This past weekend I started on the pics for my Beaded Gerbera Daisy pattern. I'm excited about it! I wasn't able to finish it though, as my children were filled with demons and it didn't feel right to leave my husband alone with that kind of nonsense, so I will do more work on it this upcoming weekend. :) Look for it in my shop soon!
Here is a little sneak peak of my Gerbera!
I'm not going to be selling ALL my patterns, as some of them I'd like to keep to myself, but I will be offering some. Another one I will be doing soon (maybe next month?) is for my Bearded Iris.
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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