How to make flower with beads. Free beading pattern.

Technique: double loop

1.String a large amount of beads (size 11/0) on a brass wire (28 ga).Turn 10 beads together into a loop, 10 cm from one wire end, twist and make a little loop (pic.1).

2. Wrap the beads around the outside of the loop a second time. Give one full twist (pic.2-3).

3.Make the third loop the same way (pic.4). You can make all 5 petals like this, each on separate piece of wire or…

4. ...or 6 mm ahead from the first petal, make a loop from 10 beads as you did in step1 (pic.5)

5.Make the second and the third loops like in steps 2-4. In the same way create 3-rd, 4-th and 5-th petals.
6. When all 5 petals are ready, twist the wire ends 2 times (on the wrong side), pull one end of wire on the right side, string one big bead-center (pic.7), turn over to the opposite side.

7. Twist the wire ends. The flower is ready !

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Another free beading pattern is here http://lanahobby.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-make-cactus-with-beads-free.html


How to make cactus with beads. Free beading pattern.

You can learn how to make beaded jewelry for free .A warm welcome to all beginners starting their jewelry making journey!

Green seed beads size 11/0
Brass wire 28 ga
Clay pot
Glue (glue gun with plastic sticks)

1. String a large amount of beads (size 11/0) on a spool wire (28 ga). Slipping the first 5 beads, insert wire through the next 5 beads, and tighten. Leave about 1 inch of loose wire from one end and 1/4; in. from another. Cut the wire. Now, you have 1 thorn.

2. Repeat step1… Join 3 thorns together twisting long ends. Be patient: I made more than 100 bundles of thorns for my little cactus!

3. I used ball arranger as a base for my cactus (diameter -1 3/4 in =4.5 cm), attached it to the clay pot with a glue- gun... Stick bundles into the arranger.

4. If you wish, you can make beaded flowers and stick them into the top of cactus.

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