French Beading Technique Tutorials
Through my years of trying to help others learn how to make French Beaded Flowers, I’ve developed a way of looking at techniques that’s a little bit different than other designers and teachers. I’ve divided techniques into two basic categories: Base and Add-on techniques. Base techniques can be used by themselves, or you can use add-on techniques to build on top of the bases to make new shapes. In contrast, add-on techniques cannot be used alone, but must be used in conjunction with a base – any base! It is my hope that this approach will allow for a greater understanding of French Beading methods, and how you can mix and match different techniques to make a variety of shape combinations. I’ve divided the techniques into three difficulty levels (Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced) based on the skill level and knowledge required to use them.
>> Download a PDF Glossary of French Beading Terms here. <<
>> Download a PDF for the abbreviations I use in my patterns here. <<
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