This African Violet beaded box design is available exclusively in my online class, ‘How to Make Beaded Boxes.’ So, if you want to make this project, please follow this link to join the class. You get detailed written instructions in PDF format that you can download and print out, plus video demonstrations of all the techniques.
This project uses the following beads:
- Size 10 delicas
- Size 11 Delicas
- Forget-me-not Beads
The class includes information about where you can buy supplies.
Then, in addition to the beads, you will need your favourite beading thread. My preferred choice is Fireline, but you don’t have to follow that. Just use something that gives you good tension.
Experience and Techniques
The African Violet beaded box is made exclusively in Peyote stitch. So, you will be using a combination of variations. But don’t worry – I have demonstrated all of them on videos.
I would suggest this project is suitable for intermediate and beyond. But if you are just starting out and you’re prepared to learn some new things, then give it a go!
About the African Violet beaded box
When I was planning the designs for this, I wanted a simple design to show how to create a square shaped box. I had already decided on a theme of flower pots for all the projects. (So, this African Violet is just one of ten different designs included in the class).
When working to this small scale, it’s not possible to create botanically accurate plants. So, I had to try and choose flowers that had something distinctive enough to make them work as ‘impressionistic’ designs. I felt the African Violet could be one of those. It is basically a grouping of flowers on top of a cluster of leaves. So, that is what I aimed to create, just using basic techniques.
So, I hope that will inspire you to join the class. But if flower pots aren’t your thing, I have over 50 other beaded box designs you can check out here.