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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Free Tutorials

If you've used my free tutorials, I'd love to know. Please add comments at the end of the tutorial you followed, or at the end of this post.

I need to know if they are of value to people.
Let me know how well they worked out. Was it easy to follow? Any other comments?

Also, do you want more of them?

If you can spread the word, that would be great too.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Free PR Event

I'm about to participate in a PR Event that sounds great!

There will be 150 people there, there are raffles and swag bags with business cards, coupons etc.

If anyone else is interested in participating see the info here. Shelby Barone is hosting it and it and is being promoted by some big companies!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Promotion Over $300 in prizes

I've just joined a group called Connect2mums and they're having a christmas promotion.





All you have to do is shop at any of the stores with the Connect2Christmas pink banner (before 18 December), list your purchases at the Connect2Mums Christmas Promotion group and you go into the prize draw to win over $300 in prizes! Every item purchased has an entry in the draw.

I have one of these banners on my site Flower Cove. Have a look.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Crystal Bouquet

crystal bouquet


I've now finished the crystal bouquet I was making. It was a lot of work with the super long stems that then had to be bent upwards. But I think it looks great.


crystal bouquet handle


I've made it with 200 stems, but even more would be great.


This bouquet is available to buy from my website: Flower Cove

Custom orders are also available

Monday, November 16, 2009

Latest Beaded Wedding Bouquet

beaded wedding bouquet



This is the arrangement I came up with after making beaded flowers for a customer to add to her wedding bouquet. In the end she used all of my beaded flowers and some other crystals and things. It was an amazing arrangement, and I'll post a blog about that another time.

beaded wedding bouquet

I've used almost all the same flowers and stems I made for her arrangement, and there are nearly 60 stems all up in this arrangement. I've used tulle in the arrangement, for the collar, and for the handle. I've then done a clever wrapping technique with satin ribbon around the handle.

wedding bouquet handle



This bouquet is available to buy from my website: Flower Cove

Custom orders are also available

Monday, November 9, 2009

Beaded Flower Bouquet

beaded rose


beaded flowers
I've finished a beaded bouquet that has three roses in different stages of development, a bud, a medium rose, and a fully opened rose. There are small beaded flowers around it, and there's a red ribbon to finish off. The roses are all done in a lovely pink shade, and each one has a set of calyx leaves, and a few larger leaves on the stem. Each stem is wrapped in floral tape.

beaded rose bouquet

This flower bouquet is available to buy from my website: Flower Cove

Custom orders are also available

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Free Cross stitch patterns

I've discovered a wonderful site for free cross stitch patterns.

CROSS STITCHERS CLUB

These patterns could also be used for bead work. The smaller ones, or parts of the larger ones would be great for square stitch and loom work.

There are some amazing patterns.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

HUGE SALE FOR OCTOBER!




This month there's a massive 33% off ALL earrings listed in my Shop Handmade Store.

This includes a variety of chainmail pieces, some wire work earrings, and some 3d beadweaving.

Here are a few of the items on sale:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Items added to Flower Cove

Some of my newest listings:



Hair vines:

hair vines
white pearl hair vine

Hair Flowers:

hair flowers
beaded daisy





Hair pins:

beaded flower hair pins

beaded hair pin


Hair Barrettes:

beaded hair barrette

Friday, September 4, 2009

Flower Website

blue fascinator



I have a new website that I've created to list all the flowers I make, and also to list everything to do with hair accessories.


French beaded flower


The new site is called Flower Cove, and it is a Weebly site instead of Freewebs, I may also eventually move all of Craft Cove over to Weebly as well. With Weebly I can use as many pages as I want, but with Freewebs I only have a limited number.


black fascinator


hair flower
beaded carnation
fascinator
Flower Cove has hair flowers, hair fascinators, hair vines, and other hair accessories, as well as French beading , Victorian beading , and other types of beaded flower stems, bouquets, etc. Not everything in Flower Cove is beaded. I have all sorts of fabric and ribbon flowers as well as paper flowers and quilling. For those who don't know what quilling is, quilling is the art of creating items with paper, most commonly very thin strips are curled into shapes, then glued into designs. Of the fabric flowers, there are folded flowers, flame singed flowers, rolled flowers, and many more. These are then made into hair accessories or other things.
beaded flower
fascinator
You can find it all here: Flower Cove

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sale 20% off at Shop Handmade

There is 20% off all items listed in my shop handmade store.

This is just a small selection of the listed items.










There are chainmail earrings, beaded earrings, wirework earrings, beaded jewellery, beaded flowers, and even a beaded duck.

Don't miss it. This month only.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Victorian Beaded Flower Tutorial






 Victorian Beaded Flower Tutorial








Materials: Size 10/0 seed beads
1 x 6mm bead
28 gauge wire
Green floral tape
Stiff stem wire (optional)
32 gauge wire (optional)


Techniques: Victorian Beading

Difficulty: Medium


Step 1:





Cut 50 – 60 cm of the wire. Thread on 10 beads (4 for first row, and 6 for second row).

Take one end of the wire and go back through 6 beads from the opposite end of the wire, keeping them centred as much as possible.

Form a circle, by bending the beaded wire backwards, and pulling the wires taut. Try not to leave any space in the wire.

Bend both ends of wire to face past the second row.

Thread the beads for the 3rd row (10 beads) onto either wire end, pass the other end of the wire through all 10 beads. Bend as necessary, and pull taut.


Step 2:



 


Continue in this fashion, starting from the bottom of the chart. Follow the number of beads per row, (You’ve done the first 3 rows) and bend and pull taut at the end of each row. (Don’t worry too much about the shape looking strange at this stage, it will be shaped properly later.)

After the last row, you should have an almost bowl type shape. If not, smooth it all out, and arrange the rows evenly to create the bowl shape.

Twist both wire ends together. You’ve made your first petal.

Repeat this exactly the same 4 more times to create 5 petals.

Twist all 5 petals wires together.


Adding the centre:

Cut off approximately 20 cm of wire, thread the bead towards the centre, bend it in half.

Now just place it on top of the petal group, with one end of the wire between 2 petals on one side of the flower and the other between 2 petals on the opposite side.

Twist the wires on top of the other wires.


If you want a long stem, add a stem wire next to the twisted wires, and wrap around all stems with 32 gauge wire for a couple of centimetres. If you only want a very short stem, the wires all twisted together here should be fine.

The stem now needs to be covered in floral tape.

To use the tape, you need to stretch the first bit of it to activate the stickiness. Carefully wrap it very close to the flower part of the stem, stretch it down at an angle, and twist the stem until you reach the bottom, tear it off, and smooth it out.



Step 3:




Making the LEAF


Just make one leaf by following the leaf pattern as you did with the petal pattern. Twist the wires all the way down. Use floral tape, as you did before, but just for a couple of centimetres.

Use floral tape to attach the leaf to the stem.


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More tutorials can be found at: Jewellery from Craft Cove http://craftcove.blogspot.com/

Please do not distribute, lend or copy.

Do not mass produce.


Copyright 2016 Jenny Lawson

Friday, July 31, 2009

Sale at Shop Handmade Store






For this month I'm having my sale at my Shop Handmade store.

There are 9 items listed and they are all 10% off. There's a bit of everything listed including, chainmail, wirework, beadweaving, and a beaded rose bud.

The sale is for all of August only.

See them here Shop Handmade

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New listings in Craft Cove

white netted necklace
beaded shoe
3d beaded shoe
3d beaded schnauzer

Here are the latest listings on my website.

There's a beaded runner shoe, a beaded stiletto, a white beaded choker (great for weddings), and a 3d schnauzer.

These and many more are available at Craft Cove

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