Bead Flora: The Revival of French Beaded Flowers

Bead Flora: The Revival of French Beaded Flowers

by Fen Li


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Something as simple as just seed beads and wire can be transformed into flowers. Learn the old-world art of French beaded flowers with revitalized techniques and patterns from a master designer.

Foreword by author Ragnar Levi

"Welcome to Fen Li’s dazzling world of everlasting flowers! What you will discover here is a rich variety of stunning shapes and colors, as well as a versatile craft with an exciting past.

The French beaded flora is breathtaking, in more ways than one. Developing your skills in flower beading, you will in fact be carrying forward a tradition rooted in the Middle Ages, starting in Venetian glassworks, winding through European monasteries and courts, and eventually crossing the Atlantic.

With Fen’s inviting book before your eyes, and her classically inspired yet subtly innovative patterns, you will be learning the craft from a successful bead artist who continues to revitalize the artform. Enjoy!

-Ragnar Levi, collector of beaded flowers and author of Flowers Forever: Bead Craft from France and Venice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780960027903
Publisher: Bead Flora Studio
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Series: Beaded Flowers
Pages: 116
Sales rank: 1,116,044
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction 7

A brief History of French beaded flowers 8

Materials/Tools 9

How to use this book 12

Technique Projects 14

Video class 15

Spring Blossoms 16

Small Daisy 20

Yellow Tea Rose 24

Summer Blossoms 29

Peach Blossoms 34

Heart-shaped Clovers 39

Projects 43

Sandcherry Blossoms 44

Lucky Bamboo 48

Orchid 52

Yellow Magnolia 56

Dwarf Dahlia 61

Browned-Eyed-Susan 66

Echinacea 70

Daisy 74

Tulip 77

Daffodil 82

Primrose 87

Hydrangea 91

Jewelry and Accessories 94

Feather earrings 95

Silver Leaf Headband 98

Crystal Flower Hair Clip 101

Spring Flower jewelry 104

Rose Brooch brooch/pendant, hair pin 108

Beaded and fresh flowers 111

resources 112

About the Author 113

Index 114

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