• New French Beaded Rose Pattern!

    French Beaded Rose Pattern by Lauren Harpster from Bead and Blossom

    Hello my dear readers. Just a quick blog post today to talk about my newly released French Beaded Rose pattern.  One of the first patterns I ever published was for a rose. I retired that design when I moved from Lauren’s Creations to Bead & Blossom, because I’ve been wanting to redesign it forever. I’ve been designing and re-designing my rose pattern for years, but I’ve never been quite satisfied with it, so I avoided publishing a new rose pattern. This new design is a combination of the best parts of several of my previous rose patterns. It also teaches…

  • French Beaded Paperwhites

    French Beaded Paperwhites by Lauren Harpster

    I finally finished my November project! If you remember from my last post I was working on an arrangement of French Beaded Paperwhites. I actually grew some paperwhites to study them. These flowers are traditionally grown indoors around the holidays, so it was easy to find some bulbs at a local nursery. After reading several sources for how to grow them,…

  • Some Freebies, New Technique Tutorials, and Updates

    French Beaded Daisies by Lauren Harpster from Bead and Blossom

    Hello there! Welcome to my first official blog post on my brand new website. πŸ™‚ Just in case you don’t remember, I’ve just moved my website from Lauren’s Creations to Bead & Blossom. And so far I am really loving the new website, and I hope that those of you who have used it already are enjoying it too.Β  Freebie…

  • My Very Last Custom Orders

    Hello there wonderful readers! I am here today with pictures and details about my final two custom orders. ​First, let’s talk about the Phalaenopsis Orchid. My customer wanted me to remake a live orchid that was given to her as a Mother’s Day gift. This variety of Moth Orchid is called a Blue Mystique. If you haven’t seen these before,…

  • A HUGE Order

    Yes, I’m doing a second blog post today. I need to get caught up and I’ve finally managed to carve out some time, so please bear with me. I’ve been working on this custom order since February, and it’s a pretty big one. Here are all the parts. Globe Amaranth Freesia Ranunculus Stargazer Lily Stargazer Lily Gerbera Daisies Boston Fern,…

  • Peach Blossom Study

    Today is a good day, because I finally get to update my blog. Forgive me, I’m actually going to publish two blog posts today, since I’m trying to catch up. For this post I thought it would be fun to share with you all the pictures I took during a study on some peach blossom branches I harvested from my…

  • Continuous Basic Frame

    French Beaded Flower tutorial - Continuous Basic Frame technique, by Lauren Harpster

    Wow January has gone by way too quickly. But guess what I’ve got for you guys!? That’s right, it’s a new video tutorial. πŸ™‚ This time I demonstrate a technique of my own invention, which I am very proud of, called “Continuous Basic Frame”. Check it out below. If you’ve purchased my Dahlia patterns, or my Hydrangea pattern, you’ve probably…

  • Cheers to the New Year!

    For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know I like to post some reflections and goal planning for the new year. This past year was a difficult one for me. I had a baby in January, and because of that I intended on taking it easy. But that’s definitely not what happened. I…

  • French Beaded Scallops Video Tutorial

    Intro I promised you guys a video demonstration of Scallops, and I’ve finally managed to get a semi-decent one made. Yay! Making videos is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but it’s a difficult thing for me to do. I’m pretty shy, and public speaking is pretty far outside my comfort zone. I’m known to break out…

  • A Wedding Bouquet, A Failure, and a New Pattern

    Hello my dear readers! I hope this post finds you all in good health and spirits. I’ve been posting about a custom wedding bouquet that I’ve been working on, and then I forgot to come back and post the finished pictures here. This is one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever made. It has some of my popular Ruffled Roses,…

  • On Making Miniatures

    Introduction Most beaded flower artist tend to make their flowers life-size, so I thought having a “tips” post on making miniature sized flowers would be fun and different. However, I haven’t made very many miniatures myself. Most of my work tends to be on the other end of the size scale. So I contacted my friend Suzanne Steffenson (who was…