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beadedbyamy
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« on: March 17, 2009 07:24:57 PM »

I've made tons of stuff, but it's never for myself. My style is so simple that my french beaded flower stuff just doesn't work for me. I have wanted something to wear when I'm teaching craft classes or going to a craft show or something like that where I want to show off some of my work, but I never had anything I really liked... until now!

I came across a full-size pattern for this flower (an anemone) in the WONDERFUL french beaded flower book by Donna DeAngelis-Dickt and fell in love instantly. The flower is gorgeous, but I think the french beaded version is even prettier, so I down-sized the pattern and put it on a headband! I used all 11/0 czech seed beads (rainbow pink, rainbow crystal, black, rainbow green), put a black AB swarovski crystal in the center, and wrapped the headband with black ribbon.

Enough of the rambling... here it is!

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009 07:36:40 PM »

I always admire people with the talent and patience to create french beaded flowers and I think that flower looks stunning on the headband - just perfect!  Cheesy So great to see them in a really wearable item.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009 07:56:53 PM »

how pretty, looks like it took a lot of time and effort - it certainly shows!
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009 08:47:40 PM »

It's beautiful.  And elegant.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009 09:05:34 PM »

I'm impressed. I never seem to have the patience to make something that big from beads. I guess I'll stick to crocheting.
Wonderful work.
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009 09:07:38 PM »

This is amazing!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009 04:46:57 AM »

I'm impressed. I never seem to have the patience to make something that big from beads. I guess I'll stick to crocheting.
Wonderful work.

Ironically, I don't have the patience to make anything bigger than a granny square when I crochet (one time I finished a scarf Tongue ). I guess we each have patience for different things. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009 04:50:31 AM »

Another pretty flower Amy! Amazing creation. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2009 06:43:53 AM »

I'm impressed. I never seem to have the patience to make something that big from beads. I guess I'll stick to crocheting.
Wonderful work.


Ironically, I don't have the patience to make anything bigger than a granny square when I crochet (one time I finished a scarf Tongue ). I guess we each have patience for different things. Smiley

So it seems Cheesy
And of course beading flowers isn't a traditional thing in Sweden. It's not like you have to learn it in school, wich you will have to do with knitting, crocheting and embroidering.
I once got this beaded cristmas ornament shaped as a bell from a girl in Michigan and I loved it. Sadly I never figured out how it was made and then it got lost in a move.
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009 09:30:38 AM »

I'm impressed. I never seem to have the patience to make something that big from beads. I guess I'll stick to crocheting.
Wonderful work.


Ironically, I don't have the patience to make anything bigger than a granny square when I crochet (one time I finished a scarf Tongue ). I guess we each have patience for different things. Smiley

So it seems Cheesy
And of course beading flowers isn't a traditional thing in Sweden. It's not like you have to learn it in school, wich you will have to do with knitting, crocheting and embroidering.
I once got this beaded cristmas ornament shaped as a bell from a girl in Michigan and I loved it. Sadly I never figured out how it was made and then it got lost in a move.

It's not very traditional in the US either, though I think it's starting to catch on a little more. I accidently stumbled upon it in a big beading book and taught myself. I love it and will be teaching classes on it this spring, so maybe I can get more people doing it!
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