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French Beaded Flower Arrangements

French beaded flower arrangements, pot plants and displays, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

If you’ve been following my French beading blog series, then you’re going to enjoy exploring the topic of French beaded flower arrangements. So, by now, you’ve learned how to start French beading. I’ve guided you through the materials, techniques and patterns. Last time, we talked about colouring. If you’ve been putting all this information into…

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French beaded flower colouring

French beaded flower colouring, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

What do you think I’m going to talk about when I mention French beaded flower colouring? Well, I have one specific idea to explore. How do you create French beaded flowers with patterns and multiple colours in them? For me, once I had designed basic flowers, this was the next logical step. So, now, after…

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French beading videos: essential viewing

French beading videos, essential guide, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

If you’ve been following my French beading blog series, you’ll know we’re now on to making flowers. So, today, I want to share some French beading videos that I made. These are all from my two ebooks. So, you’re just going to get a little taste here, but these videos are free to watch. Just…

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Fixing French Beading Mistakes

Fixing French beading mistakes, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

In this part of my French beading blog series, we’re at the stage where you’re starting to learn. Now, what happens when any of us start learning something new? Things inevitably go wrong. So, today, I want to talk about fixing French beading mistakes. I’m sure I won’t cover everything that can go wrong. But…

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French Beading Tips for Success

French beading tips for success, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

So far in my French beading blog series, I’ve been trying to cover everything you need to know to get started. So, I’ve looked at materials, tools, techniques and how to read patterns. Now, I think it may be time to move on to the French beading tips that are going to help when do…

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How to use a Bead Spinner…and do you need one?

How to use a bead spinner and do you need one? Katie Dean, Beadflowers, French beading

In today’s post, I want to talk about how to use a bead spinner for French beading. But first, I think we need to answer two important questions. What is a bead spinner? Do you need to use one? Buy a bead spinner here>> What is a bead spinner? That photo above is a bead…

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French Beading Wire: What is Best?

French beading wire, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

If you’re following this blog series, then I did touch on French beading wire back in my first post. However, I get a lot of questions about wire. So, I thought perhaps it deserved a discussion all on its own. French beading wire recommendation Now, if you’re hoping that I recommend a particular type or…

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French beading patterns: your complete guide

French beading patterns: complete guide, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Continuing in my series on French beading, today I want to look at French beading patterns. This may sound a little strange, but if you’re used to bead weaving patterns, you’re going to find French beading instructions a little different. So, let me tell you why and explain how to use them well. Two styles…

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French beading techniques defined

French Beading Techniques Defined, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Continuing in my French beading series… There are many different French beading techniques. However, they are all based around two possible ways of manipulating wire. These are: wrapping twisting In order to get the best results, it is really important that you understand the difference between the two. So, let me first show you a…

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