Butterfly - one of the most beautiful creatures onthe earth. At the same time, bright beauties are already many hundreds of years old, they were born with dinosaurs. Like many other animals, butterflies are symbols of beauty, joy and metamorphosis in many ancient cultures. In Japan, a butterfly that flew into the house foreshadows happiness. In ancient times butterflies origami was used as a symbol of the pure souls of the bride and groom at Japanese weddings. According to the legends of the Indians of North America, if you whisper your desire for a butterfly, it will carry it on its wings to the gods, and the enigmatic will come true. The ancient Egyptians butterflies were the symbol of rebirth. On the walls of many tombs, pictures depicting a caterpillar first, then a cocoon, and then a butterfly symbolize human life and the rebirth of the soul after death. In Greek mythology, the goddess Psyche was portrayed as a beautiful woman with butterfly wings. In China, the bridegrooms give the brides the butterflies as a sign of their eternal love. Such a beautiful creation people tend to perpetuate in their works. Butterflies are embroidered, painted, molded and made of beads and beads. Our article is devoted to the very last version. Here are two lessons of making brooches from beads, pearls and crystals in the form of butterflies. To create the first brooch it is necessary to prepare:
- Beads 12/0 transparent iridescent beige and pearly brown, beige, light green, green, dark green;
- Gold, beige, green faceted beads of different diameters;
- Onyx beads 8 mm;
- Natural pearls of different diameters and artificial 4 mm (one long for calf);
- Two teardrop cabochons from aventurine 14x10x4 mm;
- Two teardrop-shaped pendants of olive green color 9x18 mm;
- A piece of skin;
- A piece of thick paper and instant glue;
- A needle and a needle for beads.
Draw a butterfly, and translate the ornament onnon-woven fabric. Sew a pearl on the location of the body, additionally gluing. Glue two cabochons on the upper wings. Take the beads of different shades of green and trim the cabochons 1 row, making a gradient with the lightest beads from the outer edge of the wings. In the second row of plating add a bit of beige beads. (the second row is obtained above the first). Using the same colors, embroider the border betweenupper wings and lower ones. Make the same smooth transition (dark in the center, light near the edges). To fill the empty places in the upper part of the wings, take dark green beads and faceted beads in the inner space. For external voids, smoothly switch to lighter bead tones. The outer edges are decorated with pearls and beads. At the very edge of the location of gold beads. Onyx beads can be split with an awlin two parts (so that the pieces are not very large) or take two smaller cabochons. They decorate the lower wings of the butterfly. For the first row of plating of the lower cabochons, use the same beads as for the second row of plating of the upper large cabochons. Similarly, the upper wings fill the empty places on the inside with dark ones, and with the outer ones - light beads and beads. From a piece of skin cut a small part (bysizes larger than the butterfly). This will be the wrong side of the brooch. Mark the places and make holes for the barrette. Spread the cutouts with glue and insert a pin there. To the wrong side of the embroidered butterfly paste a thick paper. It should be less than the embroidered blank for a couple of millimeters around the perimeter. Apply glue on the underside of the embroidery and glue it to the leather blank. Leave to dry for 15 minutes. Cut off the extra from the future brooch. To trim the edges of the upper wings with beads with a smooth gradient, including a brown color after the beige. Use the method of "holes to each other." The lower edges are beaded with a similar gradient. Where pearls are located, attach 2 beads with "holes out." Similarly, sew the beads in the places where the antennae are fastened. This will easily fix the suspension on the lower wings and antennae. For pendants on the lower wings, use drop-shaped crystals and beads with exactly the same gradient as on the wings. You can choose the colors that will beharmonize directly with your outfit or idea. Experiment. The next butterfly brooch is no less beautiful and is made in golden and pearly tones. To create it, you need to take:
- Natural river pearls are white approximately 6 mm and 4 mm, gray approximately 4 - 5 mm;
- Droplet beads made of natural mother of pearl;
- Artificial pearls (golden and flat light beige in color);
- Beads Abacus golden 4x6 mm and purple 3x5 mm;
- The beads are golden and violet;
- Line or monofilament;
- Hairpin for brooch;
- Steel wire 0.6 mm;
- Metal plate for flexible frame;
- A piece of leather.
Draw a butterfly ornament on fliseline. Take for the bull two white and four gray pearls. On the upper wings to sew drop-shaped beads and sew around gold beads. The needle is brought to the front side of the skin in a row of gold beads closer to the thick base of the drop, thread 7 beads on the line and thread the needle to the wrong side on the opposite side of the sheathed row. Low is obtained as if on top of a drop-shaped bead. The needle is brought to the front side of the center of the thick base of the teardrop bead. String 3 beads, pass the line in the fourth of the 7 beads, pass the line back through the three previously collected and through 1 bead of the shell row. Lock the line. Make a symmetrical embroidery on the second upper wing. By a teardrop-shaped bead, sew large pearls and make rows of plating with golden beads. Similarly, sew the bicones and make a row of skin. Look at the photo. Each subsequent bead after sewing must be beaded and then sew the next. Sew on risisku, abacus and a pearl of gray color. Sew an artificial golden pearl andraspberry, 4 small pearls and sew around gold beads. Attach the beacon, abacus, pearl 4 mm and gray 4 mm. The upper winglet from below along the perimeter is sewn with gold beads. Sew an artificial beige flat pearl. Sew it all with purple and gold beads. Emptiness near the edges sewed with gold beads. Next to the drop-shaped bead, sew a small pearl and a bicones. The voids between the row of skin of the teardrop-shaped bead and the contour are sewn with golden beads. On the central horizontal line sew two rows of purple beads. The emptiness in the center of the wings is filled with golden beads. The emptiness near the pearls of the butterfly's body is sewn with golden beads. On the lower wings to sew teardrop-like pearlescent beads and make the same mesh (of 7 and 3 beads) as it was for the upper ones. Sew a gold beads around the perimeterwing. Sew a risque, a pearl and a row of purple beads. More often look at a photo. On the upper part of the sirloin rice and two small pearls. Vest beaded with golden beads. Sew bicones and the nearest voids filled with golden beads. A metal frame is needed to keep the wings in shape. To create it any jar of canned food with flat walls. Cut the workpiece in the shape of our butterfly. It should be a couple of millimeters smaller than the bead billet. Make 2 holes for fastening the pin. Process the entire edge with a file. Glue to the metal mold violet with beads and beads. Sew a pin. Care should be taken to ensure that the line does not touch the sharp edges of the holes. For the antennae, thread the wires 1bead and put both ponytails together. Put on a pearl and beads. On one of the tails of the wire strung in reverse order beads, pearl and 1 bead and pass the wire back through the pearl and beads. Procrastination tighten. Wrap around the pins. For the wrong side, make a leather mold. Do on it holes for the spring and hooks hair clips. Spread glue, insert in the holes the details of the pin and glue the leather part to the rest of the workpiece. The edges are stitched in the technique of brick weaving or as in the previous master class. In the corners of the upper wings to sew 1 pearl and 1 bead. On the lower edges of the lower wings, also sew on the pearl and bead. After everything is sewn you can bend the wings, as more like it.