This French beaded Petunia pattern shows you how to make a pot plant. You will be using a range of French beading techniques, so read on to find out more…
For this French beaded Petunia, you will need the following:
- Size 11 seed beads in flower colour and in green
- Size 8 seed beads in yellow
- 0.315mm (28ga) wire in flower colour
- 0.5mm (24ga) wire in green
- Floral stem tape
- Embroidery Silk
You can find all these supplies available in my beading supplies department: I have beads, wire and French beading supplies. So, check that out here>>
If you are going to make the pot plant, then you will also need a small pot – mine is about 10cm in diameter. Plus, some oasis to fill the pot and plant your flowers.
If you are used to French beading, then you probably have all the tools already. For this project, you just need a bead spinner and wire cutters.
Experience and Techniques
This is an advanced French beading project. It uses the cone (or dome) basic technique, plus a little variation based around scalloped edging. You will also need to be very comfortable with the basic technique.
The pattern will take you through everything step by step, with lots of photos to illustrate the techniques. So, you can give this a try even if you haven’t used these particular techniques before.
About the French beaded Petunia
I’ve long had a desire to try a Petunia. They come in such wonderful colours and look so pretty in the garden. However, the flower structure is quite tricky. So, I’m not going to lie: this is not a botanically accurate plant!
I have done a lot of research into the structure of the real plant. But I have then had to tweak that to get it to work in beads. So, I spent a lot of time trying to find a technique that worked for the flowers. They are tricky because they have a trumpet like base that then splits into five petals. So, replicating this in beads isn’t easy.
I’m sure this isn’t perfect, but it is a pretty plant. So, even if you want to view it as something else, I hope you will enjoy trying this French beaded Petunia. And I look forward to seeing all your different colour combinations.