• Mixed French Beaded Flower Bouquet

    French Beaded Flower Bouquet by Lauren Harpster

    This project was one of my final custom orders earlier this year (2018). And one of the hardest ones to arrange. Because it was custom I didn’t get to choose the exact flowers or colors, and I was also given exact instructions on how many of each flower to include, which limited my ability to arrange it. But I do…

  • 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 much fun to make! I was practicing an advanced ruffling technique, and decided last-minute to make it into a sculpture…

  • Flower Stems

    French Beaded Roses by Lauren Harpster

    I have made so many flowers for orders or as pattern displays over the years. Here are my very favorites. Dahlias Bearded Irises Southern Magnolia Peonies made with vintage beads Poppies peach satin rose Fire polished rose Large Sunflower Double Tulip Pink Dahlias Asiatic Lily Peony Poinsettias Yellow Roses Wavy rose Fire polished roses Large Sunflower Strawberry Plant Hydrangea with…

  • 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 at the end of the year I will have a completed piece that represents my life through the whole year.…

  • 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 of this bouquet was that the customer wanted it all in shades of ivory, crystal, white, and some sparkly silver.…

  • 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 my all-time favorite pieces! Not only does it combine flowers and fruit in a bouquet, but the colors just make…

  • Lily and Rose Wedding Bouquet

    French Beaded wedding bouquet by Lauren Harpster

    This piece was made for a friend as a recreation of the bouquet that she carried at her wedding. It is a wall hanging, so the back is flat.  It features some gorgeous white Lilies made with some of my favorite satin beads, yellow roses, some Dendrobium Orchids, ivy, and blue beaded ribbons.  The piece took about a month to…

  • 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, Amazon.es, and Amazon.jp. You can also purchase  a signed copy or the digital book from my Shop right here on…

  • 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 a big bucket. He sent me an image of one of her harvests in her bucket and asked me to…