Beadwork is a unique skill of creating amazing compositions of tiny beads - beads. Floral motifs, such as beaded pansies, are considered the most popular and uncomplicated in their performance. You can weave individual flowers, collect them in miniature bunches, make brooches, hairpins or topiary - and all this will be equally beautiful and elegant!
Advantages of weaving from beads
At all times of the existence of this type of needlework, products made of beads were considered noble and worthy of admiration, and embroidery and weaving of flowers were considered an elegant decoration for fashionistas. It brings this occupation and the benefit of another kind: the positive effect of bead weaving on the needlewoman’s health has long been known. A few hours devoted to the creation of nodules, eyelets with beads strung on them, help not only to get a pretty little thing in the end, but also:
- cope with insomnia;
- train attention;
- get rid of headaches and even toothaches;
- improve emotional state.
What is not a reason to go to the store for accessories for beading!
Bead weaving was still considered a fine art, a symbol of luxury and wealth during the reign of the king. In prominent places in the homes of aristocrats, there have always been embroidered or woven beadwork items. Flowers from beads, the patterns of weaving of which were passed down from generation to generation, served as decoration of dresses or objects of decor. One of the most popular floral motifs from those times are cute little flowers - pansies. The technique of weaving is not too intricate, even a novice can cope with the "growing" of small flowers. It only takes perseverance and time to weave beaded pansies. A master class with step-by-step photos will help you understand the technology.
First you need to prepare everything you need to weave:
- multi-colored beads (a pair of shades of green, brown, yellow, red, lilac, blue, blue);
- large yellow beads for stamens;
- wire (medium thickness for stamens, thin for small stalks);
- floss threads (dark green);
- Moment glue.
Wide petal weaving technology
It is better to begin to realize the scheme of pansies made of beads from the widest petal - the bottom. They will need two for one flower.
- Choose a light shade of beads and 11 beads are strung on a wire.
- We set aside from the dialed 5 pieces, and under the remaining 6 we start the second end of the wire.
- Add another bead.
- Again we string 11 pieces and create a loop by the previous example. These two rings-eyelets - the first row of petals.
- Next, select a lighter shade of beads, alternate with dark, following this scheme:
- 2nd row - 4/3/4 (choose the ratio of shades to your taste);
- 3rd row - 4/9/4
- 4th row - 3/12/3
- 5th row - 2/10/2
- 7th row - 2/7/2
- 8th row - 2/4/2
- 9th row - 1/3/1
- We get a petal that tapers down. The ends of the wire at this stage are not twisted.
Making the top petal of pansies
To make monophonic top petals, we take bright beads (for example, blue) and, crossing the thin wire in the rows of beads, follow the pattern:
- 1st row - 8 beads;
- 2nd row - 10;
- 3rd, 4th rows - 12;
- 5th row - 11;
- 6th row - 9;
- 7th row - 7;
- 8th row - 5;
- 9th row - 3.
Bright top petal is ready. For one flower, they also need two. It is better for them to take a darker shade of beads to create a contrast with the lower ones. These flowers will be bright in themselves, and you can use them separately. For a bouquet, it is better not to get carried away with too contrasting combinations, otherwise the composition will be too bright.
How to weave leaves?
For leaves we take green beads of a dark shade, you can make blotches of light - so the flower will look more natural. Perform the following instructions for alternating beads:
- 1st row -1;
- 2nd row - 2;
- 3rd row - 3;
- 4-row - 6;
- 5-1 row -5;
- 6th row - 4;
- 7th row - 3;
- 8th row - 6;
- 9th row - 5;
- 10th row - 4;
- 11th row - 3;
- 12- row - 2.
We make the stamens and collect the flower
The final stage of weaving pansies of beads is the creation of stamens.
- On a wire of average thickness we put on a large bead of yellow color, we twist a wire.
- We take another bead, thread the wire into it, twist it. One stamen is ready.
- Getting to the assembly of the flower. Twist 2 upper wide petals.
- We fasten to the two wide petals stamen.
- Twisted with the top two.
- Now we spread the wide petals at an angle of 90 degrees, and place the wire between the upper petals, hiding its ends behind the wide ones.
- With the help of floss threads, we make a stalk, twisting 3-4 strands. Pre-need grease thread glue.
- Attach to the stalk leaflets remaining ends of the wire.
Bead Pansies: Master Class
Bead Pansies - a great start for those who are just starting to master bead weaving. And for more experienced needlewomen, little flowers are an excellent springboard for mastering new combinations of beads of various sizes, as well as creating complex topiary and bouquets. Such miniature works can be an original gift or decoration in the house.