• 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…