• 2019 One-A-Day Project

    French Beaded Poinsettias by Lauren Harpster - 2019 Christmas Wreath in progress

    I enjoyed my 2018 Rainbow Wreath Project so much that I decided to do another One-A-Day Project for 2019. This year I’m making a Christmas Wreath!  I started the project with the main focals of the wreath, the blue and…

  • Sculptures

    French Beaded Southern Magnolia Sculpture by Lauren Harpster

    I’ve played around a little with turning my French Beaded Flowers into self-standing sculptures as well. These are a little tricky, since they have to be balanced and supported well enough by the base. Cattelya Orchid This one was so…

  • Flower Stems

    French Beaded Roses by Lauren Harpster

    I have made so many flowers for orders or as pattern displays over the years. Here is a collection of my very favorites.  Stargazer Lily Large Sunflower Dahlias Chamomile and Billy Balls Southern Magnolia Peonies made with vintage beads Poppies…

  • 2018 One-A-Day Project

    French Beaded Rainbow wreath by Lauren Harpster

    For 2018 I decided to begin an undertaking that would take the whole year. I was inspired by stitching friend to do a One-A-Day project, meaning I make one piece (a flower, a sprig, or a leaf) each day then…

  • Ivory Wedding Bouquet

    This is another one of my favorite custom orders – a sparkling cascade wedding bouquet. It features some french beaded roses and dahlias along with a mix of foliage, crystal and pearl sprays, and tiny flowers. The most difficult part…

  • Rose and Berry Wedding Bouquet

    French beaded berry and rose wedding bouquet by Lauren Harpster

    This delicious bouquet was a custom order. It features some of my famous Ruffled Roses, lavender, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries. The boutonniere is made of a tiny purple pansy and some of the same berries. This is one of…

  • Christmas Collection

    My Christmas Collection is a group of patterns and designs included in the first volume of my “French Beading Patterns” series. The book was published in December 2017. It is available to purchase from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.de,…

  • Dahlia Harvest

    French Beaded Dahlia arrangement by Lauren Harpster

    This piece, which I call “Dahlia Harvest” was made as a custom order for a gentleman who wanted a special and meaningful gift for his wife. She has a garden full of all sorts of dahlias that she harvests in…