Post # 1
So, I’ve been making beaded jewelry and Christmas ornaments for quite a while, and have been wanting to try French beaded flowers. Well, I ran across a beaded flower bouquet and I’m in love! I sooo want to do this, but I just don’t know if I’m completely insane! I will be making my own jewelry and would love to incorporate this into the flowers.
I’ve had my heart set on a Black Eyed Susan / Sunflower bouquet with periwinkle accents, so now I’m up in the air on whether to attempt a full beaded bouquet or just make small beaded accent flowers for the florist’s bouquet.
What do you ladies think? Is this insanity to take on a project like this? Have you ever seen a beaded bouquet? Would you go whole hog or just do accent flowers?
The bouquet pictured below is really cool, although the colors are wrong. The single flower pictured is the one I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while, and the yellow bouquet is my dream bouquet, minus the berries and adding in periwinkle blue flowers.
Thanks for any input!
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Post # 3
Wow, both those beaded examples are GORGEOUS!
You could try making one flower and pairing it up with some real flowers from the market as a test run, and see if you like that mix or prefer all beaded.
I love the look of sunflowers with blue accent flowers, that’s among my favorite floral combinations so I think you can’t go wrong here no matter what you decide to do!
Post # 4
I agree with the PP. Make a few and try them mixed with live flowers and then decided if that’s enough..or if you want to make the entire bouquet with beaded flowers. I think it will be gorgeous either way.
Post # 5
I’m kind of in the mindset of “All or nothing” in regards to the beaded flowers. However, I agree with the other bees – make a few and mix them to see if they work. I’d probably make a beaded sunflower and then mix in perriwinkle blue flowers. Or, to make it shimmer and pop, the sunflowers with blue beaded flower accents – small ones.
Post # 6
I agree with the others. You need to test aome ideas. The other thing is to look in Google images to get more thougths and ideas.
The other thing is you could make it mostly beaded with just accents of the fresh flowers.
Post # 7
Hey Bees…I see that you found my beaded bouquet 🙂
Cleve_girl01…I think it is craziness because that was my bridal bouquet and I was running around ragged trying to get it done in time and I had many 3 to 5 years of experience making beaded flowers at that time.
I’ve taught many a person on how to make flowers and it’s relatively easy to pick up the concept… but it’s the practice (like anything) that will make an exceptional flower… so it’s not something that this crazy bride will recommend anyone to learn a new skill in admist all the crazy wedding planning. I wished I had started making my bouquet two years prior to the wedding.
For a more cost-effective flower that you can incorpate with fresh (yes, I LOVE that idea and have had florists ask for my flowers to incorporate with their fresh ones)… you may be intersted in this kit I’ve put together … more DIY with assembly and a fraction of what my normal flowers would be…b/c a lot of the time is in the assembly as well.
I’m so tickeld that you love my flowers, really 🙂
Post # 8
wow I really love the second beaded one
Post # 9
That beaded bouquet is amazing! if you think you can pull it off i’d go for it. I’m also an all or nothing kind of girl.
Post # 10
I think it would look awesome if you did a larger beaded flower in the center, with slightly smaller natural flowers surrounding it. I love the look of the beads- if I hadn’t already started a brooch bouquet I would be using this idea!