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have2craft
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2008 09:16:30 PM »

Wow!  Those are gorgeous! 
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Clarkiebelle
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2008 11:38:30 PM »

Whoa, lots of replies!  Cheesy

As for books: My favourite, the one I learned most from, was French Beaded Designs by Donna DeAngelis Dickt. I'm pretty sure that's the right title. Dalene Kelly's books are good too, but I feel like Dickt's flowers look more realistic and more well-constructed.

I learned most of my techniques from the aforementioned books--so I'm sort of self-taught, in that I've never taken a class--but I'm at the point where I can make up my own patterns. The lily is my own design. Most of it I sketched out and planned before I started, but there were some adjustments that I had to make as I went.

Bead brain, don't feel bad that your first attempt wasn't the best. I mean, that's how it always works, right? The first few tries are just trial runs! My first few attempts were disastrous. Oh man. I have hand-eye coordination issues and not the best motor skills, and it took me forever to just figure out what to do with my fingers and how to manipulate the wire...never mind learning the patterns! It's been a year and a half since I started trying to make beaded flowers.

Wow. It's 2:30am and I am rambling like crazy. Hah. I'm so glad that my flowers have gotten such a positive response!  Cheesy
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MelCap
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2008 05:19:49 AM »

Absolutely beautiful - you are very talented
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la_chrystelle
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2008 06:57:17 AM »

wow so pretty!
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lulusmum
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2008 09:31:18 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2008 10:00:24 AM »

WOW!!  I can't believe you made those!  They are absolutely incredible  Shocked Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2008 02:54:48 PM »

Oh my god.  Speechless. 
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« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2008 10:27:21 PM »

Wow, when i first saw those my mouth just dropped open..this are absolutely AMAZING. I am speechless.
great job!
how long does one of these flowers take you??
i bet i wouldn't even have the patience to finish one...haha
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