This kit contains all the beads, wire, floral stem tape and embroidery thread you will need to make the French Beaded teardrop bouquet shown. It does not include the ribbon.
I designed the kit as a complement to my book Bead Flowers and Wedding Bouquets. This teardrop bouquet is featured in the book so you will need to purchase or already own a copy of the book in order to gain access to the instructions.
I have put together a basic range of colour options. However, if you have a colour theme that is not included here, please email me. I will be happy to put together a custom kit for you.
You may also be interested in purchasing a Bead Spinner to string your beads.
Who is the Teardrop Bouquet Kit for?
Well, anyone who wants to make a beaded flower bouquet really! I started doing French beading with no previous experience of beading. So, I can say with confidence that anyone can do this.
My ebook is a great introduction to the art of French beading. It includes video demonstrations of the basic French beading techniques. I teach you how to make individual flowers, then how to turn them into bouquets. So, I also included a video showing you how to assemble a bouquet.
The fact that the flowers are made on wire means that it is a little easier to put together this teardrop bouquet shape. You can add the flowers as you make them and alter flower placement as you work. To my mind, this is much easier than flower arranging with fresh flowers.
So, this bouquet includes focal flowers in the main colour (red is shown) and filler flowers in white or cream. I will tone the filler flowers to go with your chosen main colour. I have included bead colour swatches to give you an idea of the shades for the main colour options. If you are trying to match a particular shade, then you can email me with more information and I will try to sort that out for you.
If you want to find out more about French beaded flowers, then you may find this blog helpful.