French beaded sweet peas pattern

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French beaded sweet peas pattern

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Description

French beaded flowers: sweet peas pattern

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Level:

Intermediate

This is an intermediate pattern and does not teach the techniques. Follow the links below to learn the basics via free pdfs and videos:

Basic Frame
Double Split Basic
Continuous Wrap-Around Loop
Continuous Fringe
Lacing

French beaded sweetpeas

PDF ONLY

  • 14 page PDF with step-by-step instructions with 62 photos.
  • Alternate pattern using size 11 beads for those who does not have access to size 15 beads.

Video ONLY

  • 7 video lessons totaling 1 hour and 48 mins

PDF and Video Bundle 

  • 14 page PDF with step-by-step instructions with 62 photos.
  • Alternate pattern using size 11 beads for those who does not have access to size 15 beads.
  • 7 video lessons totaling 1 hour and 48 mins

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Materials:

  •  15 grams 15/0 Color A seed beads
  • 14 grams 15/0 Color B seed beads
  •  5 Grams 15/0 Color C seed beads
  •  10 to 15 Grams 15/0 green seed beads (Miyuki matte lime)
  •  30 Grams 11/0 green seed beads (Miyuki matte lime)
  •  26 gauge main color copper-core wire
  •  24 gauge green copper-core wire
  •  26 gauge green copper-core wire
  •  30 gauge main color copper-core wire
  •  30 gauge green copper-core wire
  •  11 Lengths of 20 gauge stem wire – 6 inch lengths (30.4 cm)
  •  7 lengths of 18 gauge stem wire – 18 inch lengths (45.7 cm)
  • 2 skeins of DMC embroidery floss (DMC 703 or 704)
  •  Green floral tape

Beads

I used a combination of size 15/0 and 11/0 seed beads for this project. You’re welcome to use color choices of your own but if you like my color schemes, below are the specific beads I used:

Purple Colorway – Fuchsia Pearl Luster

  • Color A seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Fuchsia Pearl Luster (RR352)
  • Color B seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Smoky Amethyst (RR294) or Purple lined Amethyst (RR356)
  •  Color C seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Purple Lined Luster Aqua (RR1827)

Purple Colorway – Orchid

  •  Color A seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Orchid-lined crystal clear (RR222)
  •  Color B seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Fuchsia Pearl Luster (RR352)
  •  Color C seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Smoky Amethyst (RR294)or Purple Lined Amethyst (RR356)

Pink Colorway – Carnation

  • Color A seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Opaque Carnation Pink (RR1371)
  • Color B seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Translucent Dark Coral (RR226)
  •  Color C seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Translucent Pink Lined Luster (RR207)

Pink Colorway – Coral

  •  Color A seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Translucent Dark Coral (RR226)
  •  Color B seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Pink Luster (RR207)
  •  Color C seed beads – 15/0 Miyuki Translucent Pale Link (RR265)

Wire

Petals: Using 26 gauge wire is the best for making the petals. Though, you can work with 24 gauge wire but it may not be as easy to wrap or shape with smaller size 15/0 beads but it’s do-able.

Tendrils/Calyx: We are using 30 gauge wire for the tendrils and calyx because the wire need to go through the size 15/0beads twice. I do not recommend substituting with another gauge wire.

Leaflets: It’s best to use 26 gauge wire for the leaflets to make the loops. But in a pinch, 28 gauge wire can be used but it won’t feel as sturdy.

Leaves: Since we’re using 11/0 beads, it’s best to use 24 gauge wire. You can get away with using 26 gauge wire for Leaves A. But for Leaves B, C & D, it’s definitely recommended to use 24 gauge wire. Though for Leaves D, using 22 gauge wire might be a good idea if you have any lying around.

Converting size 15s to 11s

The units calling for size 15 seed beads are best if they are made in size 15s. However, I do understand that not everyone has access to 15s. So for those who’d like to convert to size 11s, I’ve included conversions to size 11s on page 13 and 14. But bear in mind that the larger bead flowers and tendrils will look a lot bulkier.

This pattern/tutorial CANNOT be copied/reproduced or redistributed in any way. Pattern cannot be reproduced and sold for financial gain or used as a tutorial for a class. You may sell the item that is produced in this pattern with credit to “Fen Li, Bead Flora Studio” as the creator of the pattern in your online listings or on marketing materials if selling in person. Otherwise, this pattern is for
personal-use only.

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Feel free to email me with any questions. I’m always happy to help.

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French beaded sweet peas beaded by Ruth Borden Pattern by Fen Li

 

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