Hello! I am Lauren Harpster – bead designer and author.  Welcome to my new website dedicated to teaching the old art of French Beaded Flowers. 

Follow along with me and learn how to make realistic flowers out of tiny glass seed beads and wire. 

Learn the Art

Learn how to make French Beaded Flowers with my free tutorials! 

Spokes French Beading technique tutorial by Lauren Harpster


Read my blog for French Beading tips, inspiration, and the latest Bead & Blossom news. 

French Beaded Rose Pattern by Lauren Harpster from Bead and Blossom


Practice your French Beading skills with  my Flower Patterns! 

New Book! French Beaded Christmas Wreath: A One-a-Day Project

My third book is now available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle ebook! I also have a PDF version available in my shop. 

French Beaded Christmas Wreath book by Lauren Harpster

New Facebook Group

I’ve started a new Facebook group called “Learn French Beading” with my friend and fellow designer Fen Li from Bead Flora Studio. This group is intended to be a community where we can learn together and share our recent projects. Fen and I will be presenting projects for the group to work on. Currently the group is kicking off with my Beginner Course, but you are welcome to join and share any projects, tips, or ask any questions related to French Beading. 

Learn French Beading: Beginner Course!

My Learn French Beading: Beginner Course video series started on February 29th! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you won’t miss any of the videos. 

You can order the book I’ve made to go with the course on Amazon (in Print or Kindle format), or in PDF format in my shop. I will occasionally be producing a kit bundle for this course. 

Learn French Beading: Beginner Course by Lauren Harpster

Latest YouTube Videos

My Beginner Course is now fully up on YouTube! Here are the two latest videos that I’ve published. 

Black-Eyed Susan Part 3 – Sepals & Leaves

Black-Eyed Susan Part 4 – Assembly