This flowering bush beaded box design is available exclusively in my ebook, ‘How to Make Beaded Boxes.’ So, if you want to make this project, please follow this link to purchase a copy of the ebook. It is sold as a download, or on CD-Rom. So, you get video demonstrations of all the techniques. Plus, you can print out pages if you wish.
This project uses the following beads:
- Size 10 delicas
- 4mm pearls
- Size 11 delicas
The ebook includes information about where you can buy supplies. But you may already have these in your stash.
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 flowering bush 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 flowering bush beaded box
When I was planning the designs for this ebook, I wanted to start with something simple that would allow me to teach the basic beaded box design. I had already decided on a theme of flower pots for all the projects. (So, this is just one of seven different designs included in the book).
I wanted to show you what a really simple embellishment can achieve. So, you may think this looks complicated, but it’s not! I also had thoughts of the Playing Cards from the Queen of Hearts’ court, painting the roses in Alice in Wonderland. With smaller designs, like this, botanical accuracy isn’t possible. But hopefully this gives the effect of a flowering bush nonetheless.
So, I hope that will inspire you to grab a copy of the ebook. But if flower pots aren’t your thing, I have over 50 other beaded box designs you can check out here.