Show Me Sunday by Martina!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hello everybody!
Today is my turn to do tutorial and I decided to show you how you can make beaded embellishments . I chose to make a flower but you can make other cute embellies - like butterflies, bugs etc.
You will need:
seed beads
any other small embellishments you want to add to your project  (I have a small flower to use in the centre of my finished beaded flower)

1. Cut a piece of wire and string the beads on it, I cut fairly big piece of wire and used that for two flowers in the end.

 2. When you have quite a few beads on the wire start shaping the wire in the desired shape, here I am shaping it into flower petal shape.

3. Continue same way to shape desired amount of petals, here I am shaping 5 petals.

When you have 4 petals you could make this into butterfly, instead of finishing the last petal you could create a body with the same beads or different colour beads.

4. When you have 5 petals you will need to finish the centre of the flower, you have few ways to do this, here I just shaped remaining beads (you can add beads anytime to the wire) into a spiral which created really pretty centre.

Here is the flower used on a card.

And here is another flower where I used bought flower as a centre, in this case you need to use the glue to attach the flower to the centre.

And it's that easy! I had a lot of fun playing with the wire and beads. Hope you like it and give it a try.
Have a great day and fun crafting.



4 Responses to “Show Me Sunday by Martina!”

Ann said...

I love beads and wire! Great tutorial - I'll have to give this a try!

Sandra said...

Great tutorial, thanks so much for sharing.

Cheryl said...

I had not thought of using beads!! Great idea and tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapcrazy said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I am going to try this out, having used beads in card making,
thanks for sharing.