I introduced some very exciting projects and techniques in my book, “Bead Flora: the Revival of French beaded flowers.” One of the projects is this beaded rose brooch. I use continuous techniques so that the whole flower is made on one wire and the brooch pin is attached first so that it does not become an after thought.
I want more people to learn more of these exciting ways of making beaded flowers and is revolutionary when it comes to making beaded flower accessories. I’m releasing and demo’ing how to make this brooch in the video below
The written pattern and instructions are in my book along with instructions on how to make a hair pin and ways to turn this rose brooch pin into a pendant.
I made a video on how to string beads on wire many years ago. I made an updated video with with more tips on how to string beads onto wire and a bonus idea. I also partnered with Lauren Harpster... Continue reading →
One of the common questions I get is what wire to use for making French beaded flowers. I recommend using copper-core wire. Most petals and leaves are made with 24 g wire. So when you are ordering wires, this is... Continue reading →
I’ve posted before on all of the lacing methods. And one of the things I keep hearing over and over is how some people have problems lacing petals the traditional way. Here is another lacing-as-you-go method that will make it... Continue reading →
Hello friends! Oh did I tell you? I’ll be back at the Bead & Button show this year. I’m so happy they brought me back. As a new instructor, I was pretty nervous. Sign up begins today! B200377 Instructor: Fen Li... Continue reading →
Black Friday/Small Saturday sale Updated: Due to Amazon not updating the price in time, I will offer the book for 19.99 on my website! No coupon code needed. Get my book <<HERE>> As a bonus from buying directly from me, you... Continue reading →
I mentioned awhile back that I did a presentation at the Loose Bead Society on August 19th at the New Berlin Public Library. There were some technical difficulties with their computer and projector so the slides didn’t show as they... Continue reading →
This poinsettia brooch was supposed to be a project in my book. But because my project photographer did another project first, I had to do a switcharoo at the last minute. And there is no better time to release a... Continue reading →
This fantasy flower hair clip/brooch was a project I shared back in Feb 2016 on my youtube channel. I changed the pattern slightly so that it is easier for beginners. The original pattern did not have a pdf. There is... Continue reading →
I was invited by the Waukesha Public Library here in Wisconsin to teach a class for children 10 to 12 years old on September 28th. I have never taught children before, but I was excited to accept the challenge and... Continue reading →