French Beaded Flowers Kit
This French beaded flowers kit is perfect for starting out in this beautiful craft. It contains detailed instructions, plus a history of French beading and all the materials you will need. The kit makes three clover flowers and three simple flowers.
The beginner’s French beaded flowers kit introduces you to two basic loop techniques. It also shows you how to assemble flowers. This gives you a lovely little bouquet as a starting point.
If you find you enjoy making French beaded flowers, then you can progress to the intermediate daisy kit. I designed this to develop the techniques you have learned in this kit.
Take your French Beading further
If you have really been bitten by the French beaded flowers bug, then my ebook, ‘Bead Flowers and Wedding Bouquets’ will take you through all the basic techniques. It shows you all the techniques in videos as well as written instructions.
So, you can then go on to learn how to make a great range of flowers. Finally, learn how to turn these into bouquets if you wish.
What you need
Back to the beginner’s French beaded flower kit here! I designed this to keep things simple. So, you will just need a pair of wire cutters and some clear glue to fix the ends of your stems.
I have given you enough beads, in four colours, to create the two types of flower. The kit also includes wire in two gauges. I picked wire in colours to tone with your beads.
Now, if you know anything about wire, you will know how hard it can be to control. I wanted to keep this beginner’s French beading kit affordable as well as simple. So, I have given you lengths of wire rather than a complete reel. However, you need to work with your wire on a reel when you are French beading. So, I have put together clever little makeshift reels that keep your wire in check and enable you to work with ease.
If you have read about French beading, then you may have seen references to using a bead spinner to string your beads. This is an enormously helpful tool if you are going to be making a lot of French beaded flowers. However, it is not essential for this kit. The number of beads you will need to string for each flower is small enough to be done by hand.