How to make lilies of the valley beads. Beading patterns
Flowers created from beads, fascinate with its beauty, brightness and realism. They make the interior of any living space warmer and more cozy, creating a special romantic mood. Particularly tender and charming are obtained from beads lily of the valley.
These spring flowers are easy to make by themselves, even without the skills of working with a glass bead. In this article, we will present a simple and understandable master class for making a delicate composition of snow-white flowers. In order to make this amazingly beautiful decorative thing, it will take only your desire and some free time.
Lily of the valley bead: master class with photos
To make a bouquet of delicate forest flowers, you need to prepare some supplies and tools, including:
- green beads (No. 10) - 60 g;
- white beads (№10) - 40 g;
- thin wire (0,3 mm);
- wire thicker (1 mm);
- green threads of a floss;
- small vase;
- PVA glue.
You may also need a small piece of polystyrene or alabaster. We advise you to purchase a Czech glass bead for weaving flowers and ornaments. It is inexpensive and at the same time characterized by a high enough quality. Unlike Chinese, Czech beads mainly have the same shape and size, so it's much more convenient to work with them. And besides, they keep their rich color and pleasant shine for a long time, without fading with time.After buying all the materials and preparing the workplace, you can proceed to perform a delicate and beautiful craftwork from beads "Lily of the Valley". How to do it - we'll talk further.
The first stage of the work: we create buds
First we will make the buds and flowers of the lily of the valley. To do this, we will rely on the technique of flat parallel weaving. The principle of operation is simple. Prepare the white beads and cut the wire of sufficient length (15-20 cm). We will make the weaving of the first petal of bud in the following way. First, we dial three beads on the wire, which will form the first and second rows. We pull them to the middle of the wire and let one end of it (towards the other) through two beads. So we have two first rows of petals. Then we will string three beads on one end of the wire, and on the other two. It remains to fix the petal of the bud. To do this, let's pass one end of the wire (with less glass beads) into the third bead, towards the second end. Everything - the first workpiece is done.
We also need to make four of the same petal buds. To do this, again take a small piece of wire and thread on it three beads. We form the first two rows. Then one end of the wire is inserted into the two side beads of the first petal. And on the second string another three beads. We pass the end of the wire, attached to the first petal, in the third bead of the second segment. It turns out two petals, connected together. By analogy, we make three more such "details", holding them together. The ends of the working wire of the last petal pass through the beads of the first and fourth petals, thereby forming a bud. We fix the ends of all wires. That's all, the first lily bud is made. On one stem will be located on 3-4 bud. If you plan to make a bouquet, weave more about 18-20 such elements.
The second stage of the work: the plait flowers
From the beads of lily of the valley (inflorescence), we will create almost the same way as the buds, again using the technique of parallel weaving. The difference in their weaving is only that, when creating the third row of petals of a flower, you should string not two or three beads, but three or four. In this case, the fourth bead will fix the ends of the working wires. We hope you will not have any difficulties with the implementation of the inflorescences. In total, we need about 6-7 such elements to create one twig of the lily of the valley. If you want to create a lush bouquet, we advise you to perform a sufficient number of inflorescences (about 30-35 pcs.).
The third stage of work: fix buds and flowers on stems
When all the parts are ready, we take a thicker wire and attach to it first a few buds, and then the flowers of the lily of the valley. Try to fix the elements on one side of the branch and direct the "heads" of the flowers down. It is desirable to maintain an even distance between the elements. Remember that the lower the flower is on the stem, the longer the pedicel should be. Then we decorate the stem with green threads of a floss. If necessary, they can be fixed with a small amount of PVA glue. After making the first by analogy, we make a few more twigs.
The fourth stage of the work: we perform leaves from beads
Lilies of the valley are decorated with large, dark green leaves of broad elliptical shape with a pointed tip. In order to make them as realistic as possible, we suggest you use French axial technology. For greater clarity, we present you schemes for beadwork of leaves.For work, prepare a wire about 60 in length. At one end, make a small loop. Twist the wire under it several times. On the axis, string a sufficient amount of green beads (to get a "path" length of 6 cm). Bend the wire a distance of about 20 cm and twist it to 1, see. Then follow the three arcs, remembering to make the beads. Now make one arc equal to half the length of the part. So you will make the sheet wider in the central part. Then weave two more long arcs and fasten them, leaving the stalk. All - we have one sheet of beads ready. Lilies of the valley will look beautiful in the bouquet, framed by several such sheets. Therefore, we advise you to make a few more of the same wide and long elements.
The final stage of work: the design of the bouquet
Take the finished stems and attach the leaves to them. Make a place for fastening the wires with green threads to the mule so that no ugly lumens remain. That's how we got tender and spring lilies of the valley from beads (photo in the article).Give the bouquet a realistic shape. Congratulations - weaving is completed, lilies of the valley are ready! It remains only to come up with a beautiful design for our flower arrangement. For example, you can put a bouquet in a small vase. If the container is too wide, use a piece of polystyrene foam. Fix the stems of the lily of the valley in it and place it on the bottom of the vase. If you do not have a foam, take a plaster and dilute it with water. Pour the resulting mixture into the vase and insert the bouquet. So your composition will stand well and keep in shape. Gypsum can be decorated with decorative stones, glass beads or cloth. Now you know how to make beautiful lilies of the valley from beads. Masterclass, I hope you liked and useful. Creative success!