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Topic: I am obsessed with French beaded flower brooches! Lotsa clickable thumbnail pics  (Read 6961 times)
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LaughingLark
« on: June 17, 2007 01:50:08 PM »

Hi there. Smiley

 I have been making these for craft swaps, and for everyone I know. I first learned the technique here:
http://www.kimberlychapman.com/crafts/bfbasic.html

Here are a bunch of them:
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/LaughingLark/Shop%20the%20Swap/turqflowercloseup.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/LaughingLark/Shop%20the%20Swap/frenchbeaedflowercobaltblueandpurpl.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/LaughingLark/Shop%20the%20Swap/babyblueandgreenflowerwithpurplecen.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/LaughingLark/Shop%20the%20Swap/vintagebrownflower.jpg

The "people bead" in the center of this flower was made by Raynbow. I had to have some of her beads for my projects! Cool
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/LaughingLark/Shop%20the%20Swap/bluepeopleflower.jpg



I was in "one of my moods" when I made this one:
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/LaughingLark/Shop%20the%20Swap/afloweryWTF.jpg Cheesy

A gothic flower:
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/LaughingLark/Shop%20the%20Swap/redskullflower2.jpg

Blue, green and pink skullyflower  Cheesy
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/LaughingLark/Shop%20the%20Swap/skullybrooch2.jpg

My first daisy pin:
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/LaughingLark/CLAIMED%20ITEMS%20ALBUM/creamandbrowndaisy.jpg






Here are some flowers that I hadn't wound the pin-backs onto yet:


I use the paddle wire that you can find in the floral dept at Walmart for these, in 26 ga. , and I use a beadspinner, so I don't have to string the beads. I wrap the leftover wire around a pin-back, and cover the wire with florist's tape. I don't have any pictures of the backs of my flowers, but I could take and post one if you want me to.  Smiley
This is the spinner I use:
http://www.beadspinner.net/page/page/3437207.htm

But you can also make your own!
http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/beadspinner.html

With the beadspinner to remove the tedium of stringing, this is a fun project! Smiley

What do you think?







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bron
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2007 02:14:20 PM »

Your brooches are really beautiful! Thank you for sharing and for posting the link, I think I might give it a go Smiley
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LaughingLark
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2007 02:25:30 PM »

 Thank you, bron! I'd love to see your brooches! If you have any questions, ask away. One thing I have learned since I started these is that I like the way the "basic wire" end is dealt with better in this tutorial. They show you how to just bend it flat against the back of the petal, instead of cutting it. Then there is no sharp point at the edge of the petal to catch your clothes. You do need to make your basic wire longer, but that's not a big deal. Link:
http://www.beadsmania.com/user/recipe/html/307421.html


I am thinking about making some with antique buttons in the center. Can't. Stop. Beading... Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2007 02:28:21 PM »

sooo pretty!!
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smooshyknit
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2007 07:50:38 PM »

Those are really cool!  The second red one is awesome!
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LaughingLark
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2007 07:58:21 PM »

Thank you! the second red flower has a vintage plastic floral thingie in the center. I'm trying out all sorts of things for the centers! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2007 07:59:57 PM »

LOVE it--especially the WTF one--it gives the joy of swearing without the effort, and THAT is always a good thing. 
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ostentatious06
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2007 04:49:59 PM »

Those are positively gorgeous!  They have that really neat vintage feel that's so chic right now.  Thanks for sharing your pictures and that link!
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shes_cleva
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2007 06:44:57 PM »

They're beautiful, thanks for the link as well Smiley
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SuperLupus
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2007 08:29:06 PM »

oh man am I jealous. I'm afraid to try these. I don't have enough places to store them and couldn't let them go. My precious...
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