- Basic tools and materials
- Parallel weaving technique
- Technique "frame with a central row"
- Green leaves
- Continuous wrapping stitch technique
- Beautiful beaded violets: photo with step by step instructions
- Useful tips for needlewomen
- Let your imagination run wild
- How to make a violet from beadsyourself?
Beading is an art accessible to everyone. Any needlewoman can easily make a wonderful bouquet of violets in just a few hours, having mastered two simple techniques - a frame with a central row and continuous wrapping loops.
Basic tools and materials
Handmade beaded flowers are always pleasing to the eye - they look so alive that you want to smell and touch them. Every needlewoman can make such a miracle. A beaded violet for beginners will not seem like a complicated product. You need to use the minimum set of tools and materials that can be purchased at any needlework store:
1. Beads of several types (matte, shiny, small, large). Minimum number of colors: green, yellow and any other of your choice (red, blue, pink, purple).
2. Wire of different thickness. For stringing beads, its diameter should be no more than 0.2 mm, and for legs, which will give stability to the product, the diameter of the wire can be several times larger.
3. Scissors orwire cutters.
4. Floral ribbon or green silk thread to wrap flower stems.
5. Metal or glass balls, plasticine or clay, which are placed on the bottom of the pot.
6. If you are thinking about how to make a violet from beads, which will be an exact copy of a living flower, get a small vase and sprinkle the finished product with moss or earth on top.
Parallel weaving technique
The famous keychain "crocodile" is just the product from which needlewomen usually begin to learn the art of beading, but few people realize that luxurious violets from beads can be made using the same principle. The weaving pattern is extremely simple and does not require special skills.
By this principle, you can make petals and flowers. First you need to string three beads and skip the wire so that one bead remains on the bottom and the other two on top. Continue to work in the same vein, each time increasing the number of beads in the row. The petal should take the form of an inverted isosceles triangle. The final row is made from beads of a different color for contrast, and on the free ends of the wire, continue to string a few more beads and stretch them to one bead that was laid at the base.
Technique "frame with a central row"
To make large bouquets of beads, craftswomen came up with a method due to which an artificial product is sometimes difficultdistinguish from real flowers. A frame with a central row (CCR) allows you to bend the finished petal as you like - it all depends on the strength of the wire, from which both roses and smaller flowers - beaded violets - can acquire any shape. The weaving pattern is not as simple as it seems at first glance, but, having mastered it, you will be able to make even the most unusual products.
- The wire of the required length is cut off, a small loop is made at one end; several beads are strung on the free end, which will form the beginning of the frame of the central row.
- Pick up the workpiece so that the loop is at the bottom. Tie a knot at the upper end, and string beads on the free end, which will later braid the central row.
- Pull the wire with beads up, tighten the loop. Try not to make the petals pointed.
- After completing the previous step, pull the wire with beads down. Sew a few stitches as required.
Thanks to PCR, you can make anything: plants, butterflies, dragonflies and much more. It all depends on the number of beads in the central row and wrapping loops. Violet leaves are made with pointed ends - to achieve this effect, the wire must be held at an angle of 45 degrees. This is indicated in the second figure. On the front side, the wire will not be visible, and the product will look alive. For making large petalsthe central row is made of a large number of beads, while there should be few wrapping loops. By the same principle, you can make not only petals, but also violets themselves from beads, the scheme of which can be performed both in NOP and in KCR.
Continuous wrapping stitch technique
Any flower can be made in several ways, and beginners in beading should learn the simplest of them. The technique of continuous wrapping loops (CNT) is the simplest, but with the help of it you can make real masterpieces. By the way, it is also used to make violets from beads: the weaving scheme allows you to make a magnificent bouquet that will look like a living one. It is necessary to string several beads on a strong wire, depending on the size of the product, and twist at the base to form a vicious circle. All other loops should be done in a similar way, increasing their size from row to row.
Beautiful beaded violets: photo with step by step instructions
To make a composition you will need basic knowledge of PCR and NOP techniques. For a bouquet of nine violets, you will need about twenty meters of wire and at least four colors of beads: green, yellow, two shades of blue, pink or purple.
Step 1. To make the finished product look like a living flower, you need to make buds. Put 6 green beads on the wire, fasten them at the base. There should be 5 such loops - this is the sepal.
Step 2. The bud itself is made of blue, purple or pink beads in the same way, depending on the variety of violet. The base is put on over the green loops and twisted.
Step 3. The yellow center is done in the same way.
Step 4. The violet flower consists of ten petals made using the NOP technique. The first row is made of seven beads, the second - of fifteen, the third - of twenty. As soon as the flower is ready, stick the yellow center into the center - this is how your first beaded violet will be completely ready. The step-by-step photo shows a great combination of light and dark colors, so you can do the same if you want.
Step 5. Green petals are made using the KCR technique: a frame of five beads wraps around several loops.
Step 6. Make the remaining violet flowers and buds. There should be no more than nine of them in a small pot.
Step 7. For stability, twist all the stems of the flowers: the bouquet will consist of one large stable stem.
Step 8. But the bottom of the pot can put metal or glass balls, floral clay or plasticine. Carefully stick the bouquet in and shape the violets.
Useful tips for needlewomen
Purchase several shades of beads of the same color to make the flower look lifelike.
Use different types of beads: matte, shiny, translucent - this way the product looks more impressive.
Try to choose the wire that matches the color of the beads: make flower legs only from green wire, petals from blue,red or copper - depending on what color the beaded violets will be.
The weaving pattern is what inexperienced needlewomen need to follow, otherwise the product may turn out to be crooked.
Buy only high-quality beads, mostly Czech-made, because transparent beads, dyed inside or out, will soon fade, and the product will lose its original appearance.
Dust flowers with a small brush at least once every three months.
For fast stringing in the manufacture of large items, use a spinning wheel for beads (spinner). If you get incredibly beautiful beaded violets, take pictures of them with real flowers and be surprised at how similar they are.
Always wrap the stem of flowers with floral tape or silk thread, masking the wire under it as much as possible.
Let your imagination run wild
Having learned how to make beaded violets and other flowers, you can use them not only for their intended purpose, putting them on the windowsill, but also as decoration for hairpins or hair bands. You can also make a beautiful necklace, bracelet or miniature pendant. A terry violet made of beads will look especially impressive as a key ring or a clasp on a bag. Having learned all the beading techniques, you can easily fulfill any of your dreams and look great, because handmade products are worth their weight in gold and will never lose their relevance.
How to make a violet from beadsyourself?
If you really liked the flower, but you did not find the step-by-step instructions for making it, it will not be difficult for you to come up with a diagram. Products with large petals are made mainly according to the KCR technique, small ones - according to the NOP. Mentally disassemble the flower you like into parts and count how many leaves, petals, buds, legs, and centers are in it. Choose a few shades and evenly distribute them over the surface of the product. Now imagine how the flower will shimmer in the sun, get creative and expect great results!