Beaded Victorian Flower Pattern by Jen

Welcome to the Victorian Beaded Flower pattern instructions! This pattern was made by Jen.

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Beaded Victorian Flower Pattern

Before you begin ...
Materials:
Size 10/0 seed beads
1 x 6mm bead
28 gauge wire
Green floral tape
Optional, to create a longer stem:
Stiff stem wire
32 gauge wire
Time required: About 3 hours
Techniques: Victorian Beading
Difficulty: Moderate


Step 1

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 rough 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

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.

Step 3: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.

Step 4: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 5

Step 5: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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  Beader Comments:
 Lynn on October 8, 2012:
@ZZZZZZZZZzz etc... are you the person who was looking for a Swan Pattern..? If so, here it is...
http://www.artbeads.co.kr/recipes/?s_code=ABAH&s_pcode=70800021
 ZZZZZZZzzoooooooeeeeeee on October 7, 2012:
I was looking for a video but it's still a good website!!!
 Scharron Carpenter on August 13, 2012:
Beautifull
 verapeter60@yahoo.com on July 15, 2012:
This is inpirational, thank you
 mandy on May 19, 2012:
lovely flower do you have any more
 😃 on April 9, 2012:
Wow! Easy 2 read and looks great!
 Darlene on April 5, 2012:
This is a great pattern thank you so much for sharing.
 april on May 5, 2011:
its lovely
 faithy on May 3, 2011:
this is a great idea for mothers day! =)
 Beth on April 9, 2011:
I have some interesting work to do on this
 TanTan on December 18, 2010:
This is great! Im doing it right now using blue, purple and shades of gray randomly pulled out of a bag, two petals over and its great! thanks so much! I think mum will like her Christmas present this year! XD
 Carol on December 11, 2010:
Thank you so much for sharing
 IBIFURO on November 25, 2010:
this is lovely. i like it.
 Teresa on November 4, 2010:
This looks just like the Plumeria I have been hunting for forever! In a different color it will be perfect! Thank you so much for the chart!
 Super Sam on October 29, 2010:
I love this! I am going to glue it on to a bobby pin and make a hair clip!
 Catherinesantiago32@yahoo.com on October 7, 2010:
I LIKE IT
 Quinetta on September 27, 2010:
This is very nice. thank you
 Jen on August 23, 2010:
You're welcome Corina and Mabel
 Corina on August 23, 2010:
Cool. I had fun doing it and doing the petals in different colors. Thanks for the pattern and inspiration
 mabel on July 30, 2010:
Thank You
 Jen on July 28, 2010:
You're welcome, have fun making it.
 KathysScraps on July 28, 2010:
Beautiful...thank you!!
 Linda on July 28, 2010:
Thank you!!!
It's beautiful
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