• 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…

  • 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. 🙂 This time I demonstrate a technique of my own invention, which I am very proud of,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • A Few Teasers and a Mini Tip!

    French Beaded Ball Dahlia by Lauren Harpster

    I’ve been quiet on purpose this time. The last couple of months I’ve been working on a rather large project, probably one of the largest things I’ve ever made (if measuring by mass) but I can’t post pictures here yet…

  • Spring Flowers! 

    So I’ve been on maternity leave for a while, but I’m still beading up a storm. You can tell because my studio looks like a tornado hit it. Since I’ve had all this free time to make whatever I want,…

  • Poinsettia Arrangement

    I absolutely must begin by sending a big thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy of Beaded Berry Collection since it’s release a few weeks ago. I hope you are all enjoying the tutorial. There were a couple…

  • Beaded Berry Collection

    French Beaded Berry Candle Ring master class by Lauren Harpster and Suzanne Steffenson

    A big thank you to everyone who purchased the Hydrangea and Lily of the Valley patterns I published last time. I do greatly appreciate your support, and I hope you are enjoying the patterns.My friends, last night I was finally…

  • Lily of the Valley

    French Beaded Lily of the Valley by Lauren Harpstr

    I know I’ve been pretty quiet lately. A few of you have emailed me to make sure I haven’t died. It’s been a struggle the last month and a half (family illness, ridiculous pregnancy, and starting school), but I’m still…