For the last week and a half I have been working on larger custom order. This time it's for a wedding bouquet! It's smaller than my last one, and it will have a cascade shape. I love cascade bouquets and I've been really wanting to make one, so I'm excited.
The bouquet will have Dahlias, which I've already made, and Roses like this white and pink one that I made previously... just in Ivory. And 2 of them will be much smaller.
After sending samples of different rose petals, we've decided to use some Ivory Satin beads with crystal edging. You can kind of see the rose petals off to the side here. You can also see some of the fillers we're using. Lucite flowers with pearls, bugle bead ferns, teardrop crystals. There are more kinds of fillers, too (pearl sprays and crystal flowers with rhinestone buttons and the like), which I'll show later as I get further along in the project.
The whole bouquet is being made in different Ivory beads, with silver lined crystal accents, and just a tiny smidge of white and silver to add some contrast. I'm going to be using some fancy shmancy ruffles, and I'm going to at least try a new technique I was introduced to by a French Beading friend called Filigree. It's really cool so I hope it works well with the other elements in the bouquet. She has a tutorial for the technique, so I'll ask if she'll let me post a link to her tutorial when I start making those leaves.
Suzanne and I are tidying up the last few berry designs for our upcoming tutorial. There are just a few more we need to finesse (I think?), then it's mostly just making all the parts and taking pictures. I'm excited for this tutorial. It's going to teach a lot of new surprisingly easy ideas that I think will be very useful in many applications. Here's another sneak peek. :) Still looking at a release in late May to early June.
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 about six years now, and teaching French Beading through my website for about four years.
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