This flower urn beaded box is constructed from a series of flat Peyote shapes. It uses a shaped seed bead flower motif, and you can create this in a huge range of colours. So, let me tell you more about it.
You will need the following materials to make your flower urn beaded box:
- Size 11 delicas
- 14mm Rivolis
- Size 15 seed beads
- Paisley Duo beads (or you can substitute with Zoli Duo beads)
- Crescent beads
- 4mm pearls (or you can substitute with crystals or firepolish)
- Beading thread
I have recommended Fireline thread for this project. But if you have a different thread that will give you good tension, and is strong, you are welcome to use that.
In the tutorial, I have given you details of the exact bead colours that I used. I have also created the flower motifs in different colourways, so I have included details of those for you as well.
Experience and Techniques
This is an advanced beading project. You will be working primarily in Peyote stitch. But the flower motif also uses a couple of other basic bead-weaving techniques. If you wish to see the flower motif demonstrated, I have a free video on my YouTube channel at this link.
I have also used a little simple free-form embellishment.
This PDF tutorial gives you 18 pages of detailed instructions. I have used close-up photos and diagrams to illustrate thread paths and show you the box construction. So, provided you are happy to follow instructions and work through any problems, this is certainly a project you can try at any level.
About the Flower Urn Beaded Box
This pattern evolved from my Paisley Duo flower motif. As soon as I had created it, I could seen it had enormous potential. So, I’ve been using it in a few different projects.
My first thought was that this would be ideal to develop another idea I’ve long been wanting to try. Back when I made my Rivoli beaded box, I could see that I could transform that in a lot of different ways. So, this is just one of those variations.
The resulting box is about 3.5″ (9cm) high and 2.5″ (6cm) wide. It has good storage space inside. So, I hope you enjoy making your own version.
If you need any additional colour inspiration, check out this online course as well.