Weaving from beads - needlework with a rich anda long story. Crafts from small beads are found in tombs around the world. Ancient Egyptians, Scythians, Etruscans, many tribes created ornaments from beads, which at that time were made from shells, bones, smelted from glass, precious metals, there were even porcelain beads. With the appearance of beads associated many legends. Turkmen mythology tells that beads are the tears of beautiful girls who were abducted by the evil spirit of the desert - the devas. He imprisoned the beauties in the cave, and their tears turned into beads. Another legend tells how the glass appeared, and with it the first glass beads. A caravan of merchants from Phenicia sailed across the Mediterranean with a load of saltpeter on board. Stopping on a deserted beach for the night and not finding stones for the hearth, the merchants surrounded him with pieces of soda. With the onset of the morning, raking the coals, they found clear and solid ingots in the heads, brightly shining in the sun. According to the legend, glass appeared like this. Now, in addition to glass produce plastic beads. In this case, the main thing when choosing beads is its quality. Of the well-calibrated and colored beads, the most accurate and beautiful crafts, such as flowers, for example, are obtained. In this article, several schemes and master classes on weaving the queen of flowers - roses. The first rose is woven in mosaic technique. It will take:
- Beads of black, white and a little gold (for stamens);
- A line and a needle for beads.
The flower consists of ten petals, eachit is necessary to weave separately by a mosaic. Five of them in the initial row number 15 beads, three more petals - 17 beads, and the last two - 19 beads. The work is done in one thread. The scheme of weaving is shown in the figure. The first five rows weave with ordinary mosaic. Row No. 6. Draw a fishing line that leaves bead No. 22 in bead No. 35, put on two beads, pass the tail of the line to bead No. 34 and string two more beads. Weave until the end of the series Row number 7. Skip the tail (it comes out of bead No. 29) in beads 47 and 46. String 1 bead and pass the line through beads No. 45 and 44, again thread 1 bead. Weave to the end. Series No. 8. The line leaves bead No. 37 and No. 38, pass it in No. 37 and No. 52, string three beads and pass the tail in No. 51, and thread 3 beads again. So weave to the end of the row. Line number 9. The line leaves No. 48, stretch it through No. 64, No. 63, No. 62. String 1 bead, pass the tail in No. 61, No. 60, No. 59, and thread 1 more bead. Weave to the end of the row. Series No. 10. The line leaves No. 53, passes it through No. 54, No. 53, No. 52, strips 4 beads, pushes the tail in No. 66, again 4 beads and passes the tail in No. 65. Pass the line through No. 62, 63, 64, 48, 46, 47, 29, 15, and 14 to 2 beads, then the line is pulled together and the shape of the petal becomes convex. Leaves. This rose will require two trefoils. The middle leaf of each triple weave from 9 or 11 beads in the initial row according to the provided scheme of black beads. Lateral leaves - 7 or 9 beads. The work is done in one thread. Assembly. First, sew the 5 smaller petals, lapping them so that they reach half the next. Separately sew large petals. Then sew the two blanks together, placing in the center several golden stamens, made in needle technique. Sew the leaves. If desired, attach a rose to an artificial stem, a pin for a brooch, or create any other decoration. To mesh the next rose, too, mosaic technique is used, but in a slightly different version. Required:
- Beads of different shades of red;
- Beads of different shades of green;
- 0.2 mm cutting line and needle for beads;
- An artificial stem or a piece of wire with a diameter of 2 mm;
- Perforated small round base.
In order to flower and leaves a more natural, you can mix 2 - 3 shades of the same color. Leaves. Start work from the center. On a convenient piece of fishing line strung 12 green beads. Weave, as indicated in the diagram. First weave one half, then with the second tail twist the second half, starting again from the center of the low beads. The size of the leaves can be changed using a different amount of beads in the original low. Do not worry, if the first pair of rows are slightly uneven, when there are more, the weaving will equalize. One of the tails of the line can not be cut off or hidden, leaving it long. It will be needed for stitching the leaves. The number of leaves is also a matter of taste, for three roses there will be enough for one rose. For the roses will also need sepals. It will take approximately 5 - 6 pcs. narrow and long sheets. They can be weaved according to the scheme of the sheet, 2 - 3 rows in both directions. Similarly to leaflets, in sepals one forest tail is left. Petals. Below are suggested several schemes of weaving petals. They can be of different sizes. Use the same mosaic technique that was used when weaving the leaves. For one flower, 1petal-middle. It must be screwed into a tube, around it are placed 3 small petals, then there is a circle of 5 medium lobes lapped or staggered, and at the end of the 7 largest petals. From the number of petals, the splendor of the rose will depend. For buds, two or three circles will suffice, for lush colors you can add in the last row a pair of large petals. Stem. There are several variants of stems. You can cut a piece of thick wire in a brick or mosaic technique, just wrap it with a low bead or a green floral ribbon. Assembly. In order for the flower not to decay, the petals can not be stitched together, but attached to a round perforated base (with small holes). The sepals, anchored from below, will perfectly hide this base and the flower will look organically and holistically. To create the next rose you need knowledge of French arc technology and loop technique of weaving from beads. It will take:
- White and pink beads for petals;
- Green beads for the leaves;
- Delicate procrastination.
Petals. Weave in the loop technique. For a single rose there will be enough 6 petals. For the first, inner petal (it should be larger than the others), it is necessary to make 5 loops, for others - 4. For the length of the wire of a convenient length, type 23 beads of white color. Arrange them in the center of the segment, fold it in half and twist the wire tails several times at once under the beads, thus securing the received beaded loop. On the right and left ponytails perform similar beaded loops, fixing them each time twisting the wire. On the right end of the wire string 17 beadspink color, to pass the wire through the upper bead of the first loop (it's the 12th in a row), to thread 3 more beads of pink color. Again, pass the wire to the 12th bead of the next loop and so on to the end. When the wire end comes out of the 12th bead of the last loop, dial on it 17 beads of pink color and twist the wire ends at the bottom of the base of the petal. The largest petal of the 5 loops is rolled into a tube. The remaining petals are stitched in checkerboard order. for sepals, dial the eyelets from the green beads, give them a triangular shape and fasten them under the petals. Leaves. Weave in the French arc technology according to the proposed scheme of green beads. Woven workpieces join and fasten together. Even the wire trunk and petioles of leaves will look original, while you can disguise them with floristic teip tape at will. A bouquet of such roses will be an excellent gift or a home decoration.