I asked my Facebook fans if they would prefer to see Daisies or Tulips next, and the vote called for Daisies! So they are my Flower of the Month for April. :)
Daisies are often called the friendliest flowers. They are symbolic of innocence, gentleness, joy, purity, loyal love, and simplicity.
Daisies are rather easy to make with French Beading, so it only took me a couple of days to whip up a set of 5 little white daisy stems for a little bouquet.
I've made Daisies before, but I used to make the centers flat, which didn't look as realistic. I was grateful for the chance to redo my pattern. These babies have been listed in my Etsy Shop!
Daisies are my mother's favorite flowers. A few years back I made her a beaded flower sculpture/display with a Daylily and some Daisies. It was a lot of fun to make. :)
I wasn't able to do a tutorial this weekend, because I'd forgotten that we had some plans that took up most of my time. So, that's one thing to look forward to this week. I'll be covering the Basic Frame, which is the most used french beading technique.
You can also expect to see my first necklace design. I'm making this one for a friend of mine who will be testing the concept for me to see if they're sell-able. :)
Then, following along with my Daisy theme this month, I'm going to make one or two daisy brooches, a hair clip or bobby pin set. Then I'm going to try to expand on regular daisies and make some Gerbera Daisy stems, and depending on how long it takes to make a pattern for those, I'm hoping to do a few gerbera accessories too. :) Yay!
Lauren's Creations is moving to a new home on the web! I'm moving my website over piece by piece. Come drop on by the new website - BeadandBlossom.com to see how it's coming along! My shop here on Lauren's Creations will be taken down Oct. 30th to prepare for the move. It will reopen on the new site on November 1st!
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.