French beaded mini poinsettia pot- free tutorial

The holidays are just around the corner and I made this mini poinsettia pot just in time! It would make a cute gift and brighten up any office.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Techniques: Continuous Loops, Basic Frame, Beaded stem

Materials

  • 11/0 main color seed beads – 21 grams
  • 11/0 green beads for leaves – 20 grams
  • 24 gauge red copper core wire – 13 feet
  • 26 gauge green paddle wire/or 24 gauge copper core wire – 9 feet
  • 26 gauge wire in desired color for center – 2 feet
  • 3 4mm pearls
  • 20 gauge stem wire cut to approx. 6 inches – 3
  • DMC metallic floss – 1
  • Floral tape
  • Thread
  • mini pot
  • clay brick

PETALS

3 Bead Basic, pointed top, rounded bottom- make 5 rows, then place three beads on top basic wire, then make rows 6 and 7 – Make 6 per flower (18 for the whole project)

3 BB, 5 rows, pointed top, rounded bottom – Make 5 (15 for the whole project)

LEAVES

3 BB, pointed top, rounded bottom- make 5 rows, then place three beads on top basic wire, then make rows 6 and 7 – Make 4 (8 for the whole project)

3 BB, pointed top, rounded bottom – make 7 rows, then place three beads on top basic wire, then make rows 8 and 9 – Make 2 (4 for the whole project)

CENTER

String pearls onto the wire. Twist pearls individually on the wire until they are next to each other forming the center. Twist wires on the bottom together- Make 1 (3 for the whole project)

CALYX

15 beads, continuous loops – make 10 loops- Make 1 (3 for the whole project)

 

 

 

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