Flower Bead Info

Make I pair for each flower in yellow and green. Small. Basic 4 beads, pointed tops, round bottoms. 9 rows. Make 6, in green. Large. Basic 4 beads, pointed tops, round bottoms. 1 1 rows. Twist the bottom wires together and tape them. Make 4. in green. Each pair of tendrils needs 10 of beads. After transferring (he green beads to the spool wire, coil the open end of the spool wire 3 times around a needle or corsage pin. Push 5 of beads to the coil, and make a basic loop with bare...

Fi8i

Ihe beads (toward the spool) and wrap bare spool wire around the stem 3 or 4 limes to secure. Cut the wire from the spool, and cover the exposed wire with tape. Fig. 17. When using the large stem beads, use 19-gauge wire for the stem of the flower. Always hook the untaped 19-gauge wire into the wires at base of flower to be stemmed. Fig. 18. The hook need not be longer than Vz to 3A of an inch long. Secure the hook by covering the wires with one width of tape, wrapping the tape 2 or 3 times...

Info

Taps 3 pieces of 18-gaugc wire with V2-width tape. Cut I wire 10 long and the other two 9 long. All flowers and leaves are added to the stern wires close to the wire with no stem showing on flowers and leaves. Mount flowers and leaves to the stem wires as shown in Fig. 63. spacing them as directed, then combine all 3 wires with MOUNTAIN BLUETS (Ceiilaiirea monlann) riower. 3 in diameter. See also color plate 17 This European perennial is lacy and airy in appearance. It grows in solid white, red...

French Lamp Shades

Six of these small French shades grace the chandelier in the foyer of my house. The unlrimmed shades measure 3 high, IVz across the top, and 3 across the bottom. They fit over llamelight bulbs. The frames were purchased untrimmed and decorated with faceted crystal beads strung on 32-gauge wire. The beaded wire was then wrapped continuously, round and round the 4 sections of the frame. The 4 side ribs of the frame were trimmed with beaded wires that had been braided. The bottom ring of the frame...

Methods

First read through and understand the methods given in this chapter. Then string beads onto a spool of wire, following one of the methods given below. After the beads are on wire, you can proceed to make the flowers. Try first one technique and then another. Pointed petals and leaves are the most difficult, so practice some pointed leaves first. If your first points are not too perfect, they won't be noticed in a bouquet, and by the time you have made 15 or 20 of them, they'll be as they should...

Boston Fern

Beading Fern Leaf Pattern

This is the fern that was my grandmother's pride and joy. She had a green thumb with these and the front parlor displayed several healthy plants. Shown in a lavabo in Plate 14. they will brighten any corner of a room, or you may use them as fillers at the base of a large arrangement. The pattern that follows is meant to be a guide, and the count can be increased or decreased in size, to comply with your individual needs. Use the ferns singly or in groups of threes. Wires 26-gauge spool IS- or...

By Virginia Nathanson

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