Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tutorial: Tropical Bead Flowers


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Hey everyone! So have you noticed that on the last 3 Wednesday's, I have been posting tutorials of projects from our CHA booth? I'm seeing a little trend here ;) I hope you are enjoying them! So many people worked so hard on creations that were displayed in our booth. We love that you want to learn how to make them too!!

Today's tutorial is on these cool beaded flowers. They even look like star fish to me :)



Here is a closer look. I can't believe how gorgeous our Blue Moon Beads are! They look like little pieces of art. 


Tropical Bead Flower


Supplies & Tools

·      BLUE MOON BEADS: IVORY SHELL BEADS, BROWN SHELL LEAF BEADS, CHAMPAGNE-COLORED SEED BEADS, 10MM ROUND NATURAL PINK BEADS, MEDIUM ROUND CHAMPAGNE SWIRL BEADS, 1 1/2" FLAT ROUND PENNANT, 2 1/2" CLEAR GLASS LEAF PENNANT, ASSORTED NATURAL-COLORED BEADS
*NOTE: ROUND PENNANT NEEDS TO HAVE HOLES IN IT SO THAT WIRE CAN BE WEAVED THROUGH AVAILABLE SPACES
·      32 GAUGE BEADING WIRE
·      BEADING PLIERS

Directions

1.    REMOVE 5 SHELL LEAF BEADS AND 5 IVORY SHELL BEADS FROM THEIR STRANDS. REMOVE 5 MEDIUM ROUND CHAMPAIGN SWIRL AND 6 NATURAL PINK BEADS FROM THEIR STRANDS AS WELL.
2.    BEGINNING WITH A LONG SECTION OF WIRE, WEAVE IN AND OUT ONCE AROUND ONE SECTION OF THE ROUND PENNANT, LEAVING BOTH ENDS ON THE TOP.  THREAD ON A LEAF BEAD AND REWRAP AROUND THE ROUND PENNANT.  THREAD ON 5 SEED BEADS, A PINK BEAD, 4 SEED BEADS, THREAD BACK THROUGH THE PINK BEAD, AND ADD 5 MORE SEED BEADS.  THREAD BACK DOWN THROUGH THE ROUND DISK ON THE BOTTOM AND BACK UP. 
3.    CONTINUE THE ABOVE PROCESS, ADDING MORE SHELL BEADS, SEED BEADS, ROUND BEADS, CLEAR SPACER BEADS, ETC. UNTIL YOU’VE MADE A ROUND ARRANGEMENT AROUND THE TOP OF THE DISK. 
4.    FINISH OFF THE FLOWER BY ATTACHING A LARGE GLASS LEAF PENNANT TO THE BOTTOM WITH WIRE.


I hope we have inspired you to create your own little pieces of art! Have a wonderful day :)



42 comments:

  1. Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. These are different. I like them and might have to try them out.

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  3. This would be gorgeous as a flower or maybe a brooch too! Lovely!

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  4. the flowers look so pretty and elegant..!

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  5. Very cool--thanks for the instructions.

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  6. Love the tutorials! keep em coming!

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  7. Lovin the tutorials. The tropical flowers are really nice.

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  8. Wow! Those flowers are really stunning!

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  9. Wow...Beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  10. These are so pretty they would be great on my 8x8 albums. Love the bling!

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  11. Thank you for my Prize just got it today and i love love it. thanks its the sets that I have wanted since i saw them. Hugs Anita
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  12. Wow! these are awesome! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  13. Very tropical. i could use them on a scrapbook page.

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. These are beautiful! I am loving these tutorials from your amazing CHA booth! Keep em coming :)

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  16. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them.

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  17. sweet flowers, thanks for showing us all!!

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  18. I am loving your tutorials. And pinning like crazy!!

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  19. Beautifuuuuullllllll! Love the flowers and the sharing of your projects from CHA. Love to get the directions. thanks.

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  20. Gorgeous flowers! Love that you are giving us directions from some of your wonderful projects from CHA. Thank you.

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  21. Beautiful!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  22. They're beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial and the close-up photos.

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  23. Each one is a perfect little piece of art! Small but with lots of pizazz! I am enjoying the turorials. Thanks
    Jessica

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  24. Very pretty! I would love to learn how to work with beads!
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

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  25. Very pretty!! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  26. I was so thrilled to hear a while back that DCWV had acquired Blue Moon! And if not for these gorgeous assortments of baubles, I would not have added yet another hobby to my list! I love making the bracelets and, now, adding them to my pages and cards! The tutorial is so helpful, Thanks, Erin!

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  27. These are gorgeous. I wish my eyes were better to do such detail work.

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  28. They are so beautiful and classy. Thank you for the tutorial...
    Penny
    redheadworking at earthlink dot net

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