Monday, 5 September 2011

Handmade bead flowers

Here's another holiday snap (only another few hundred to go - lol!) scrapbooked with some handmade flowers so I thought I'd share the technique too: I started off by tying some thread through one seed bead, then threading on 5 more and taking the thread back through the first bead. Repeat this 4 more times (for a total of 5 petals), always threading back through the first seed bead, then tie off the thread. If you want bigger, more open flowers you can simply add more beads to each petal. Using thin wire as the thread is another good option. I've used the flowers here as the centres to paper flowers which I've inked a little with some Wild Honey Distress Ink.
 Materiels: Papers/ card / vellum by Bazzill, ColorCore and Clairfontaine; Distress Ink; Gold Cosmic Shimmer spray; Heidi Swapp mask; Sizzix Wingo Zingo alphabet; Prima flowers; Tim Holtz stamps (Bitty Grunge); WRMK snaps; gems.
Entry for : Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes; Paper Play challenges - Make your own flowers


  1. Gorgeous LO Karen :-)lovely photo and the flowers are fab,, I love the seed centers :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp-tember Hop and Treasure Hunt :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. Hi Karen. Your handmade flowers are beautiful! Love the seed centers. They are elegant! Thank so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  3. Oh wow - that beading is magnificent! Thanks for sharing your technique with us. They add the perfect touch to your layout. I'll have to try that soon! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!