This gives you access to four free tutorials for French beaded loop techniques. These are the simplest techniques to learn, so are a great place to start if you are wanting to get into French beading.
You can use them very easily to make flower petals. I refer to these techniques freely in my French beaded flower patterns. You can also see all of these techniques demonstrated on video in my ebook, Bead Flowers and Wedding Bouquets, so if you are starting out in this craft, I highly recommend the book as a place to learn.
Common French Beaded Loop Techniques
The most basic French beaded loop techniques all evolve from the ‘Single Loop’. You can use this to make a simple flower very quickly. So, this free tutorial will show you how to do that.
Once you have mastered this technique, you will learn three adaptations from these tutorials. You can easily increase the width of your petals by using the double loop. For a similar effect, you can try the three row crossover, for a narrower petal, or the four row crossover for a wider petal. You can see samples of the double loop in the blue flower. The daisies are made with the three row crossover and the Gerberas use the four row crossover. Lastly, the whole bonsai tree is made with just single loops.
You may also like to use some of these French beaded loop techniques to make simple leaves. Or they can be handy for creating a calyx for a flower.
You can also find more tutorials to show you the other major French beading techniques. So, you will be able to create a huge range of flowers. To put your techniques into practise, check out the French beading patterns on my website, here.