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An Introduction to French Beaded Flowers

Beads have been around for thousands of years, dating way back to the first recorded civilisations. Throughout history, they have been created using mud, brick, glass, minerals and more to adorn a vast array of items. Throughout history, eye-catching beads have been symbolic statements of wealth and power – beaded clothing and jewellery has been worn by Pharaohs, Kings, Queens and Aristocracies for millennia.

In the present day, beads are easily accessible to people of all backgrounds and cultures and have now been used in just about all of the most imaginative ways you could think of! Just some of these fabulously creative creations, emerged as early as the 1500’s – Beaded Flowers.

This is why we introduced the Beads Direct CD-ROM 9 Fabulous French Beaded Flowers into our Complete Guide to Jewellery Making series. 

French beaded flowers are a wonderful way to bring colours and everlasting beauty into your home. Working with a thin gauge wire and coloured seed beads, you can create a number of flowers following our easy to follow step by step projects. We start with the basic techniques you will need to learn to create ANY flower. You can then adapt sizes, colours and shape to manipulate these techniques into your beaded works of art. They will last forever, a stunning project to create and a perfect way to craft away an afternoon. From decorating your home to making a statement necklace or earrings, you will learn to make beautiful flowers as we guide you through this fabulous beading technique.     


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