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« on: October 25, 2008 03:31:17 PM »

I created these for a personal swap with paulinerose:



The set includes (clockwise from left) a pendant, a ring, and a barrette. She wanted pink roses, but also commented that she liked one of my pieces that was all neutral colors, so I decided to make the pink more "grown-up" and less "Barbie" by mixing red-lined topaz seed beads (pink) with dark topaz seed beads, topaz swarovski crystals, and other various topaz or brown beads. I really hope she likes them! I hadn't ever made a barrette like this, so it was definitely a challenge.
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PrincessJasmine
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2008 03:47:24 PM »

Absolutely beautiful!  How did you do this? These are amazing, she will love them!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2008 03:48:08 PM »

Those are GORGEOUS!  I wish I had the patience to do something like those.  I especially love the ring!
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2008 03:54:55 PM »

Wow, those are absolutely gorgeous.  I love them!  Great job!!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2008 03:57:03 PM »

These are absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008 04:39:30 PM »

they're sooo pretty!! like... i wish i had one Tongue jaja these look gorgeous and she will definetly love them, good job!!   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2008 06:45:04 PM »

Absolutely beautiful!  How did you do this?

I learned how to do french flower beading, and then I let my imagination explode! Wink
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__themidge
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2008 06:47:17 PM »

These are absolutely stunning!   Shocked
I found this link.
I dunno if this is how these were made, but looks pretty close to me!
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2008 06:48:12 PM »

Those are GORGEOUS!  I wish I had the patience to do something like those.  I especially love the ring!

It's not that hard once you learn, and things like this don't take nearly as long as some of the large flowers I do (which take 6-10 hours each, depending on the flower). Honestly, I don't know how I have the patience either. I can't manage to finish other craft projects, like crocheting. Tongue

Thanks to everyone! Smiley I appreciate the feedback!
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2008 06:49:39 PM »

These are absolutely stunning!   Shocked
I found this link.
I dunno if this is how these were made, but looks pretty close to me!

You got it! In fact, that site was very helpful to me when I started out. I use this french beaded flower technique along with a few others and my own little tricks and basic jewelry making knowledge. Smiley
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__themidge
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2008 06:51:07 PM »

These are absolutely stunning!   Shocked
I found this link.
I dunno if this is how these were made, but looks pretty close to me!

You got it! In fact, that site was very helpful to me when I started out. I use this french beaded flower technique along with a few others and my own little tricks and basic jewelry making knowledge. Smiley

I think I might have found my craft project for tonight! Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2008 07:05:27 PM »

These are absolutely stunning!   Shocked
I found this link.
I dunno if this is how these were made, but looks pretty close to me!

You got it! In fact, that site was very helpful to me when I started out. I use this french beaded flower technique along with a few others and my own little tricks and basic jewelry making knowledge. Smiley

I think I might have found my craft project for tonight! Cheesy

If you need help or advice about supplies or anything, send me a message! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2008 10:50:50 AM »

These are beautiful.  I like your choices of colors.
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2008 11:38:10 AM »

the colours look so amazing
everything looks wonderful
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2008 12:44:42 PM »

These are beautiful.  I like your choices of colors.

I hope that she likes them too! She just wanted pink and doesn't know about the topaz yet.
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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2008 12:48:09 PM »

These are really beautiful, I think they look very vintage.  I am very jealous of your swap partner AND your talent.   Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2008 01:06:23 PM »

angeltreats, I do trades .
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2008 06:10:21 PM »

Normally I'm not into bead crafts at all (they remind me of certain traumatizing events of my childhood  Undecided ), But these are gorgeous! The bead work doesn't overpower so that they actually look like flowers, and I love the colors you chose.

You should do a tutorial! I would love to try something like this but I have no idea how.
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2008 06:50:43 PM »

Normally I'm not into bead crafts at all (they remind me of certain traumatizing events of my childhood  Undecided ), But these are gorgeous! The bead work doesn't overpower so that they actually look like flowers, and I love the colors you chose.

Yeah, I'm not a huge "bead" person either (though not because of childhood trauma), but I love this technique because it allows me to create flowers that are realistic, but so much better! For example, I just finished a commissioned bridal bouquet. The flowers are life-size and realistic in shape, but the bride got to choose colors that would not be found in nature, will get to keep the flowers forever, and the flowers are more gorgeous than the real thing because light catches on every little glass bead (and she has an outdoor wedding, so it's perfect!).

I don't plan on doing a tutorial any time really soon, but I can recommend books and online tutorials and give you advice on supplies and stuff if you like. Send me a PM if you're interested (I'm too lazy to type it all up here Tongue )

You should do a tutorial! I would love to try something like this but I have no idea how.
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2008 06:51:46 PM »

Normally I'm not into bead crafts at all (they remind me of certain traumatizing events of my childhood  Undecided ), But these are gorgeous! The bead work doesn't overpower so that they actually look like flowers, and I love the colors you chose.

Yeah, I'm not a huge "bead" person either (though not because of childhood trauma), but I love this technique because it allows me to create flowers that are realistic, but so much better! For example, I just finished a commissioned bridal bouquet. The flowers are life-size and realistic in shape, but the bride got to choose colors that would not be found in nature, will get to keep the flowers forever, and the flowers are more gorgeous than the real thing because light catches on every little glass bead (and she has an outdoor wedding, so it's perfect!).

I don't plan on doing a tutorial any time really soon, but I can recommend books and online tutorials and give you advice on supplies and stuff if you like. Send me a PM if you're interested (I'm too lazy to type it all up here Tongue )

You should do a tutorial! I would love to try something like this but I have no idea how.

oops. My post got mixed into your quote. Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2008 08:06:15 PM »

my mouth literally dropped. it's so beautiful!!!
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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2008 10:36:20 AM »

Those are really pretty!  Good work - I'm sure she'll love them.
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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2008 12:59:04 PM »

I totally wisted these. They are lovely, and the color choice is wonderful. Great work!
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« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2008 01:09:11 PM »

These are just gorgeous! I love them!
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« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2008 05:09:10 PM »

I totally wisted these. They are lovely, and the color choice is wonderful. Great work!

I'm so flattered! Also, I'm glad everyone is liking the colors, because I liked them too, but got a little worried when I showed my boyfriend and he said they were ugly. Sad Now I feel better. Smiley
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I'm so flattered! Also, I'm glad everyone is liking the colors, because I liked them too, but got a little worried when I showed my boyfriend and he said they were ugly. Sad Now I feel better. Smiley

Silly girl never trust the boy for craft input! These flowers are absolutely gorgeous!
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I'm so flattered! Also, I'm glad everyone is liking the colors, because I liked them too, but got a little worried when I showed my boyfriend and he said they were ugly. Sad Now I feel better. Smiley

Silly girl never trust the boy for craft input! These flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

He actually is quite helpful usually, but I guess he doesn't understand colors. Tongue
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He actually is quite helpful usually, but I guess he doesn't understand colors. Tongue
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or nature's beauty thru the beader's eye!!

They are so beautiful and seems quite simple to do, wow, you got me wanting to try them too!!
Thanks for inspiring us!!
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« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2008 06:46:22 PM »

These are absolutely stunning!   Shocked
I found this link.
I dunno if this is how these were made, but looks pretty close to me!


Thanks for sharing a link __themidge!!
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They are so beautiful and seems quite simple to do, wow, you got me wanting to try them too!!
Thanks for inspiring us!!
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I'm considering doing a french beaded flower tutorial... if you are interested, please comment in this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275744.0  Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2009 06:52:13 AM »

Adoreable. I'm now officially a stalker I guess Smiley
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Adoreable. I'm now officially a stalker I guess Smiley

It seems so! Smiley That's ok, I like stalkers. Wink
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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2009 05:49:47 AM »

Was making the rings like super easy? I'm very much into rings and I'd like to make one!
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« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2009 05:05:20 AM »

VisuKei, it wasn't too hard. The flower is a simple design, and then I just had to attach the wires from the flower to a stronger piece of wire. I covered the wires with floral tape so that it wouldn't hurt anyone, and then I wrapped it all in embroidery floss.
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« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2009 07:32:45 AM »

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2010 08:19:59 AM »

These are awesome. I know you already sent these off to their intended wear-er, but if you make something like this again could you post some pics of the backs of them? I'm curious how you were able to get all of the wires contained and bundled and not look bulky. Thanks!
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« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2010 09:23:17 AM »

I'm actually curious about the backs too.  I love french beading and I would very much like to learn this technique.
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« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2010 04:39:51 PM »

ooooh those are so pretty, I might try them sometime!
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« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2010 08:12:13 PM »

There are no words to describe how great those are. Great job!
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