french beaded pear tutorial, Katie Dean, Beadflowers
French beaded pear tutorial, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

French Beaded Pear Tutorial

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This French beaded pear tutorial is the perfect accompaniment to my beaded apple.

Materials

For the French beaded pear, you will need the following materials:

  • Size 11 seed beads in leaf and pear colour
  • 24ga (0.5mm) wire to match your beads
  • Floral stem tape
  • Brown embroidery silk
  • A 4mm round bead with a large hole

I have all these materials available right here in the beading supplies.

You will need a bead spinner for this project. Plus, some wire cutters.

Techniques and Experience

I would recommend this project for experienced French beaders. You are going to be working in a variation of the ‘basic’ technique, that I refer to as the ‘beehive’ basic.

It is a little fiddly, so will be easier when you are more experienced at working with wire.

About the French Beaded Pear

This is a tutorial that I created at the request of a customer. She had seen my strawberry plant and had the idea of creating a complete fruit bowl.

So, she wrote and asked if I had patterns for some other fruit. Now, I’ve seen some really cute little fruit made using CRAW. I’ve even made some Peyote bananas in the past! But I haven’t seen any French beaded fruit.

So, it didn’t take me long to agree to try and work out a French beaded pear and an apple. However, this idea has taken a while to percolate.

When I want to make something specific, I like to take my time to think about how I might construct it. So, by the time I sit down with the beads, I have a fair idea of how it will work. That’s not to say that it always turns out right first time. Often I still have to do a lot of trial and error to get there.

So, it has been a few months between the original request and the eventual appearance of this tutorial. I hope it’s worth the wait!

The French beaded pear measures about 2.5″ (6.5cm) high (excluding the stalk). The tutorial includes detailed descriptions of the steps and photos. I have assumed you are already familiar with the ‘basic’ technique. But if you do need a reminder, you can grab my free tutorial here.

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