Video Class- Lucky Bamboo, beginner


French beaded Lucky Bamboo video class

Kits (if available)

Light green colorway

Dark green colorway


French beaded Lucky Bamboo Video Class

Level: Beginner –

This course will walk you step-by-step on making this Lucky Bamboo and no prior experience is necessary. You will gain the foundational knowledge for making French beaded flowers.

If you always wanted lucky bamboo that will never die, this Lucky Bamboo kit is for you! This French beading pattern first appeared in my book “Bead Flora: the Revival of French Beaded Flowers.” If you do not have the book, you will be granted a complimentary PDF with updated instructions by purchasing this kit.

If you already have the pattern and kit and would like the video class>> Lucky Bamboo Video Class 

For the Kit & Class bundle >> Lucky Bamboo Kit & Video Class 


What you’ll get:

  • 8 page PDF with 39 step-by-step photos
  • 5 video lessons totaling over 1 hour – details below
  • Automatic download of instructions after purchase – if you didn’t download right away, you can login and download at a later time if you have an account or create an account at checkout



  • Lesson 1 – Leaves (17:38 mins)
  • Lesson 2 – Leaves Assembly (13:23 mins)
  • Lesson 3 – Topper (5:17 mins)
  • Lesson 4- Assembly (22:37 mins)
  • Lesson 5 – Potting (6:41 mins)


  • 50 to 60 grams green seed beads (2 hanks)
  • 10 grams 11/0 amber (light orange) seed beads
  • 30 feet 24-gauge green copper-core wire
  • 38 feet 30-gauge green copper-core wire
  • 3 dowels at 7, 6, & 5 inch (17.7, 15.2, & 12.7 cm)
  • Green floral tape

If kits are still available, you can find them here:

Light green colorway

Dark green colorway

About this project:

This Lucky Bamboo project appeared in my first book “Bead Flora: the Revival of French Beaded Flowers. The pattern is exactly the same but I have altered some instructions slightly and changed some assembly methods.

Seed Beads:

You can use any brand of seed beads. For the samples, I used:

  • 55 to 60 grams (2 hanks)Czech Preciosa transparent light green OR transparent green (Source: Fire Mountain Gems)
  • 10 grams Czech Preciosa transparent light orange (Source: Fire Mountain Gems)


I will indicate the quantity of wire you’ll need for this but they generally come in larger spools

  •  24-gauge cooper-core green wire (Source: Fire Mountain gems, Parawire, or Beadalon) – approx. 30 feet
  • 30-gauge copper-core green wire (Source: Fire Mountain gems, Parawire, or Beadalon) – approx. 38 feet

Alternatively, 26 gauge florist wire that comes in paddles can be replaced for the 24 gauge copper-core wire. You can find this wire at the florist section of the craft store. Though, unless absolutely necessary, I do not recommend this normally because it can be hard to work with.


Dowels can be purchased at craft stores like Joann Fabrics, or hardware stores like Home Depot and Menards. You can choose the diameter dowel you wish. If you choose one that is smaller or bigger in diameter than the ones I’m using, then you’d need to adjust the rows for the Topper unit. I will discuss that when we get to that lesson.

  • 5/16 inch diameter dowel cut into 5, 6, and 7 inch (17.7, 15.2, & 12.7 cm) lengths

Floral tape:

Floral tape can be purchased at the florist section of craft stores. The “stickiness” of the tape can vary from brand and even batch to batch. They will all work. I altered the method of assembly in case some of you have less than sticky tape. If the tape is quite sticky, you may have some sticky fingers for a bit.


For potting, we will use clay and pebbles. If you want to make it more permanent, you can also use acrylic water which is resin. You do not have to purchase everything now. You can wait until the lesson to decide if that’s the route you’d like to go. Generally, if you are not giving it as a gift, skipping the resin is fine. But if you don’t want your recipients to have the ability to uproot your Bamboo, you may want to consider this.

  •  Clay – there isn’t really a wrong type of clay for this. You can use Crayola modeling clay or non-hardening clay. You even use a flour salt dough. The one thing to consider when using non-hardening clay or clay that will dry is you want your piece to be permanent.
  • Pebbles – you can purchase small pebbles at the Dollar Store, craft stores, or Amazon.
  •  Acrylic Water (2 part resin) – any type of 2 part resin will work. It doesn’t have to be advertised as acrylic water. There are some brands of advertised as acrylic water but they are resin.

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.

You can find me on youtube, facebook, and instagram @beadflora
Feel free to email me with any questions. I’m always happy to help.


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