• 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…

  • Blue Hydrangea

    French Beaded Hydrangea pattern by Lauren Harpster

    This week I’ve had the pleasure of making this custom French Beaded Hydrangea for a customer. I had a lot of fun with the shading. The leaves were painful, though. Haha. They are edged with a special decorative technique that…