French Beaded Collarette Dahlia – PDF Pattern


French Beaded Collarette Dahlia pattern by Lauren Harpster.

The completed Dahlias are about 3 1/4 inches wide.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

You will need to be familiar with these French Beading techniques:
Continuous Loops
Spacer Beads
Continuous Crossover Loops
Basic Frame
Lacing or Lace-as-you-go
Continuous Basic Frame
Winged Scallops

All of these techniques are taught for free in the Learn section of my website.

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The PDF is 14 pages long and contains over 40 images and detailed written instructions to help you make and assemble a stem of French Beaded Collarette Dahlia. The PDF does contain materials lists and shading patterns for all three of the dahlias in the display photos.

It is written in English using Imperial measurements (inches, feet), but contains a conversion chart for Metric.

© 2023 Lauren Harpster. All rights reserved. This pattern has been published for personal use only. It may not be shared, sold, or re-distributed in any way. It may not be used for teaching classes. Items made from this pattern may be sold, but please be respectful of the time and skill required to design and teach by acknowledging Lauren Harpster as the designer in all social media posts, online listings, and craft show displays.

Red Flower Materials List:
Seed Beads (rocailles):
A. 18 grams 11/0 Matsuno transparent matte ruby red (main petal)
B. 7 grams 11/0 Matsuno transparent matte light red (petal edging)
C. 2 grams 11/0 terra dark yellow – Preciosa #16383 (flower center)
D. 1 gram 11/0 opal yellow – Preciosa #17986 (flower center)
E. 7 grams 11/0 alabaster matte rainbow white – Preciosa #02090M (fringe petals)
F. 2 grams 11/0 Matsuno transparent matte fuchsia (fringe petals)
G. 20 grams 11/0 Czech transparent rainbow green (leaves, calyx)
H. 10 grams 11/0 transparent lime green rainbow (Toho 164) (calyx, leaf veins)

Colored Copper Wires:
• 15 ft (4.6 m) 24 gauge red (flower petals)
• 5 ft (1.5 m) 24 gauge white (fringe petals)
• 20 ft (6.1 m) 24 gauge green (leaves, calyx)
• 3 ft (0.92 m) 26 gauge gold (flower center)
• 5 ft (1.5 m) 30 gauge green (leaf lacing)
• 3-5 Ft (1.5 m) 30 gauge red (petal lacing, assembly)

• 2x 16 gauge florist stem wires or galvanized steel wires
• Light green floral tape
• Light green embroidery floss (DMC #3347)



Beading Type

French Beading

Difficulty Level


Flower Size


Project Type

Floral Stems

Season & Holiday



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