This French beaded Edelweiss pattern shows you how to make a single flower. You can make several to display in a vase. Or, create a pot plant with them.
The French beaded Edelweiss uses the following materials:
- Size 11 seed beads in white and green
- 3mm round or firepolish beads
- 4mm pearl
- 0.5mm (24ga) wire in white and green
- Floral stem tape
- Embroidery silk
You can check my beading supplies department for all of these supplies.
As with any French beading project, you will need a pair of wire cutters. I also recommend that you use a bead spinner. Although this is optional if you prefer to thread your beads by hand.
Experience and Techniques
This is a great project for someone new to French beading. You are just going to be using the single loop technique. But you will learn how to shape your loops to create the look of the Edelweiss flower.
If you are keen to learn more techniques, then you should consider my ebook, ‘Bead Flowers and Wedding Bouquets’. This gives you video demonstrations of all the key French beading techniques. Plus patterns for lovely flowers, like the rose, lily and orchid. These patterns are exclusive to the ebook. So, you won’t find them anywhere else. Grab your copy of the ebook here>>
About the French Beaded Edelweiss Pattern
This is an early French beading design, dating back to 2004. Back then I focused almost exclusively on French beading and I tried to design as many different flowers as possible. I am still trying to write up all my patterns 14 years on!!
I have travelled a little in Switzerland and Austria, visiting the beautiful Alps. In both countries, the Edelweiss is something of a national symbol. These distinctive white flowers even made it into the Sound of Music! I love them and so I decided to try creating a French beaded version. So, I hope you like it.