Learn French Beading

Free French Beading Tutorials! Learn the art with designer Lauren Harpster.

- Beginner Course -

My Beginner Course is all about building foundations. It will teach you all of what I call Base Techniques to help you get started on your journey to learn the art of French Beaded Flowers.

Part 1: Techniques

  1. Tools and Materials
  2. Continuous Loops
    • Closing Large Units
    • Spacer Beads
  3. Continuous Cross-over Loops
  4. Continuous Wraparound Loops
  5. Fringe
    • Twisted Fringe
    • Wire-Back Fringe
    • Loop Fringes
    • Fringe Loops
  6. Basic Frame
    • Reverse Wrap
  7. Lacing
    • Lace-as-you-go
  8. Beehive Basic Frame
  9. Continuous Basic Frame
    • Combining Multiple Units

- Intermediate Course -

I’ve just started adding technique tutorials to my Intermediate Course. More will be added over time. This course will introduce ways to modify or add-on to the base techniques learned in the Beginner Course. 

Part 1: Techniques

  1.  Extensions
    • Top Wire Extension
    • Bottom Wire Extensions
    • Extensions with Continuous Techniques
  2. Loop-Back
    • Loop-Back with Continuous Techniques
  3. Scallops
    • Scallops with Continuous Techniques
  4. Ruffles
    • Ruffle-as-you-go
  5. Split-Loop

- Miscellaneous Techniques & Skills -

- Helpful Blog Posts -

A ever-expanding collection of blog posts with tips, helps, tutorials, and fun experiments. 

- Flower Patterns -

Once you are comfortable with the techniques, try some of my French Beaded Flower patterns! Some of the patterns are free and others are paid. The free flower patterns are generally designed with beginners in mind, while the paid patterns have a range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. 

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