KIT - French beaded winter rose poinsettia bead kit
Bead kit for French beaded winter rose poinsettia - Level: Advanced
This listing is for the KIT for making a winter rose poinsettia. It also comes with written and video lessons. In an effort to make things more efficient and cost effective, the kit will come with instructions on how to download and print the pdf pattern. I can still print it as a courtesy for you if you select the option at check out.
What is in the Kit:
- 70 grams 11/0 red seed beads
- 70 grams 11/0 dark green seed beads (40 grams dark green and 30 grams light/dark mix)
- < 1 gram 11/0 yellow seed beads
- 24 gauge red copper-core wire (20 yard spool)
- 26 gauge red copper-core wire (30-inch (76.2 cm) length)
- 22 gauge green copper-core wire (15 yard spool)
- 30 gauge red copper-core wire (8 feet)
- 30 gauge green copper-core wire (12 feet)
- 3 lengths of 16 gauge stem wire –approx. 9 to 11 inches (22.8 to 27.9 cm)
- Floral tape
- 1 skein DMC embroidery floss
Potting Materials (NOT IN KIT)
- 3 X 3 inch (7.6 cm) pot/ candle holder
- Small rocks or pebbles
- Floral clay or modelling clay
- Acrylic water
Here are some notes on potting to determine how you'd like to pot your flower.
- There are many brands of acrylic water. They all pretty much work the same. Mix equal parts of resin and hardener and mix then pour into the pot.
- Floral clay is green and it is hard to mold but can be used over and over if you choose. It is hard to find floral clay in craft stores here in the US in the past few years so I started using Crayola modelling clay. You can find it at the children’s craft section. Keep in mind that if you use modelling clay, know that it is permanent because the clay will dry that way and you cannot take the clay out of your pot anymore once it dries.
- Potting your flowers in resin is a great way to keep the plant in place. I have flowers that I’ve potted using this method for around 10 to 15 years and they still look great. I did have one where the vase broke after some years because it was cheap glass. If you are giving flowers as gifts to friends or family, it will give you the satisfaction to know that they will not be able to move your arrangement as you had intended.
- Potting it permanently means that if the flower needs repair later, it will be harder to do. I would recommend that you floss any flowers that you intend to pot permanently because floral tape tend to degrade faster.
- If you are not ready to commit yet, pot with rocks or pebbles but not put in acrylic water yet. The stem may move if it gets knocked over but it gives you time to think things over before making a commitment.