Just Bead It!

24 Oct

Hoorraayyy! I finally got it done! This project was not as easy as it seems at all! The things you need: floral wire (30′ gauge) – $1.00 and seed beads or bugle beads – $2.99 -$3.99 a pack. My advice is to get the medium sized beads because the tiny one will not fit through the floral wire twice. The reason you need to use floral wire instead of jewelry wire? Floral wire is bendable and you can shape it into whatever position you want. Jewelry wire is basically fishing wire and takes it’s own shape. This is a super cheap project besides the fact that it takes a million beads! It took almost a complete box of beads to complete the flower above. There are larger flowers and smaller flowers so you can choose what size you want to do. It took me almost three hours to complete this flower. Probably because it was my first one and I had no idea what I was doing but the second half of it was counting the beads per row. Let’s just say it’s not that easy.. but it looks AWESOME! I am going to attempt to do another one this week on the smaller scale. The other thing I want to work on with this project is the flower I made is not very stable on it’s own. I am considering adding a thicker gauge floral wire to wrap around the individual petals to make it more durable. Not sure how these items would sell but I’ll put them up when I get more comfortable with it and let you know how it goes 😉

So that’s my review of Martha Stewarts Encyclopedia of Crafts the beading section! Fun, time consuming, cheap. Enjoy!

P.S. I got The Accidental Mother by Rowen Coleman and I am reading it now! 🙂

Love Always,


3 Responses to “Just Bead It!”

  1. perfectperfectionist October 25, 2010 at 1:39 am #

    Wow, great job!

  2. Stacia October 25, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    Those are adorable. I’m pretty sure making them would put me in the loony bin, though. =>

  3. underestimatedmom October 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Thanks 🙂 I almsot went to he loony bin making them!! But I do think it felt great to get it accomplished so it was pretty worth it!

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