Free Tutorial: Basic French Beading Techniques


Automatically download five free tutorials covering the French beading ‘basic’ technique and some more advanced variations. These will help with the French beading patterns from this website. Please read the full product description for more information. I have put all my teaching and beading experience into creating these great tutorials for you. They took me many hours to write up. I am very happy for you to benefit from them for free. However, if you would like to support my work, so I can bring you more great beading projects, you also have the choice to do that by making a voluntary donation. Thank you!


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This free tutorial shows you the ‘basic’ technique in French beading. You will also learn three adaptations of this technique. I refer to all of these in my various French beading patterns, so if you need a refresher on the techniques, this is it! If you are just learning French beading then you may want to use my two ebooks, ‘Bead Flowers and Wedding Bouquets‘ and ‘Bead Flowers and Corsages‘ as these both show the techniques from these free tutorials as video demonstrations. It is much easier to learn French beading by watching someone practise the craft than simply trying to work from text and diagrams.

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You will automatically download five separate free tutorial sheets here. Start with the ‘basic’ technique. This is used to make most flowers and leaves, so it is a critical technique to master. In the other four tutorials you will be learning how to develop this technique for more advanced projects. You can use the ‘donut’ variation to make calyxes for flowers, such as the lily. There may be instances when you need to give larger petals and leaves a little more stability. So for this, you will be ‘lacing’. You can also create shaping by using the ‘Split Stem Basic’ technique. Or the ‘Beehive Basic’ can be used for complete flowers for some projects.

You will see from the photos in the gallery above that the rose (main photo) uses only the ‘basic’ technique. For the Calla lily you will need to lace your petal to keep its structure. The cactus is made with the ‘beehive basic’ and the Cyclamen uses the ‘split stem basic’.

Once you have mastered the techniques from these free tutorials, you can use them to make the French beaded flowers – just check the patterns on this website for some great projects.

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