I've been putting off posting this week until I finish a post about designing the wedding bouquet I just made, but there are too many thoughts to try to organize and lots of other things I need to share.
First off - Here are some pics of a recent custom order.
This was a fun one to work on as I was using crystal pearl beads instead of my usual seed beads. This set was made for my customer's wedding, and she's has already let me know how much she loves it. In the set there is a 12" vine which will be twisted into her braid, and there are three flowers (one extra shown in the pics as a sample) each with a different design. The largest (only 1.5" across) was set on a hair pin, while the two small ones were left on a length of bare wire that her hairdresser could twist into the main vine where needed while she's styling her hair. :)
I have one custom order left in my queue (and I'm mostly finished with it), and it is for a ruffled rose made in a mauve-y color. My customer picked out frosted beads for this one, which I don't normally use. But, they are very pretty!
For those of you who haven't seen my post on Facebook, or on the "News" section on my Home Page - beginning September 10th I will temporarily stop taking custom orders for my beaded flowers. I will be taking care of some personal business. Then in November I will begin taking orders again. I will still be making beaded flowers, just not anything with deadlines as I may be too busy to guarantee any dates.
Speaking of Etsy Shops... until today I have had my handmade beaded flowers, along with my PDF Patterns and Tutorials available in a single Etsy Shop - LaurenHCreations. Today I separated out my PDFs into a separate shop, which I have named LaurenHCreationsPDF. My patterns can also be found on Payhip through my Pattern Shop page. Two separate venues, same patterns. :)
I do have a coupon code for my blog readers to use on Etsy - BEADER20 for 20% off any order.
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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Current Custom Order
2018 One-A-Day Project
I'm making one flower every day for 2018. Every month I will have a different color. At the end of the year I'm going to assemble all the pieces into a wreath. :)