Very ancient and eternally young, that's how it is possibleto characterize the beads. Tiny splinters of the rainbow can shine for many years, without losing brightness and brilliance. Creating beadwork from beads is a very old type of needlework, whose history counts many hundreds of years. Small beads of shells, bones, gold and silver archaeologists found in ancient tombs and burial mounds around the world. In one burial in Africa, remains were found, strewn with 12,000 beads of gold. And if in the old days of the beads were mainly embroideries for decorating clothes or interior items, then in the modern world, the imagination of needlewomen and craftsmen create amazing products from small fragments of the rainbow that have nothing to do with embroidery. They weave costume jewelry, which competes in originality and brightness with jewelry. Beads are decorated with wallets, hairpins, candlesticks, cutlery. He even weaves napkins. One of the variants of diy are flowers made of beads. At first glance it seems that creating colors from beads will be a very difficult task. But in the articles of our Club we offer master classes with step-by-step photos that will turn the weaving of flowers into a pleasant hobby, and the results of the work will invariably please you. For those who are just beginning to weave the offer to create such a pretty flowering cactus from beads. It will take:
- Foam base for cactus (round or oval);
- Beads 10/0 of green, yellow and pink colors;
- Wire 0,3 mm;
- Green paint;
- A pot for a cactus.
The first stage, the basis. Cactus requires a foam base. You can buy ready in the shops for needlework or cut with a clerical knife from the piece yourself. Ready basis should be painted with green paint. The next stage - weaving thorns. On a small piece of wire strung 10 green beads and cross the tails of the wire in 5 beads, leaving a small tip of the wire sticking out on one side of the resulting ringlet, and more truly on the other. For one workpiece, all 3 rings need to be twisted together. It is necessary to weave a lot of such blanks andstick them into the foam base. The third stage is flowers. All the flowers consist of pink and yellow beads, gathered in a bun. The size of the loops can be different, because living cacti can have both large and small flowers. Their magnitude will depend only on your imagination. For one eyelet, thread the beads on a small piece of wire (in this case 17 pieces), pass one end of the wire into the nearest bead and thread on this tail the initial quantity of beads (-1 piece). The last step is to attach the flowers to the cactus and everything is ready. The next master class with step-by-step photos is dedicated to creating a queen of flowers - roses. It will take:
- Gold and maroon chopping;
- Gold beads;
- The current wire is 0.4 mm;
- Thick steel wire 4 mm (length 35 - 40 cm);
- Mulina is golden in color;
- Threads for sewing gold color;
- Transparent instant glue;
- Scissors and nippers.
Petals. Work in the technique of French (arc) weaving. It is necessary to make three petals on five arches on each side of the axis. For a basis to sew 5 red cuttings. The last pair of arches weave from the golden deckhouse. For a more even arrangement of the arcs during operation, you can use a hair clip. After weaving the last arc, make a couple of turns of the working tail of the wire around the axis, to fix the last arch. Leave for fastening 5 mm of the tail of the base axisand hide it in the last circle on the wrong side. The petals should overlap. This is the middle of the rose. Lower ends tightly twist. Next circle of petals. It will be necessary 3 petals of 7 pairs of handles. The last two pairs of arcs on the top are weaved, making the wrong side loops on the front side. Weave in the same way as the core from the red cabin, the last pair of arcs made of gold. Bend the petals according to the photo, the purlins should stay inside. The third circle of petals. Weave in a similar way, instead of seven pairs of arches weave 8. In the last three circles from above make the purl loops on the front side. The last pair of arches is woven from the golden deckhouse. Bend the ready-made petals according to the photo. On the piece of steel wire to thread the thread for sewing the core. The next two laps collect lap around. The fourth circle of petals. It is necessary to weave 4 petals on 2 axes. For 11 laps. On the first axis dial 1 red cabin, on the second two, make a circle, again dial 1 wheelhouse on the axis and make a second circle. Then weave without additives on the axis. Starting with the sixth circle weave the purlins withfront side. The last row weave from the golden deckhouse. Bend and attach to the other lobes overlap. The last row of petals. You need five petals. On three axes. Of 13 circles. On the first axis, thread 1 wheelhouse, the rest on 2, make the first circle. String on the second axis 1 felling, to weave a circle. Put on the first and third axes for 1 felling and weave a circle. All other weave without additives. Starting with the sixth weave the purlins on the front side. The last circle is weaved with gold chopping. Bend the petals and attach to the others overlap. Sepals. For work, take a plain gold beads. It is necessary to weave 5 sepals. Axis in length from 6 cm. On it to type 5 cm of beads and make one full circle (2 arcs). At the working tail of the wire, dial beads are 1.5 cm shorter than in the previous arc. Pass the wire through the first circle and the axis and thread again the same number of beads. Pin down low down. Make a couple more of these arcs. At the top of the axis, the loops are obverse, at the bottom - the lapel. Curl the sepals, giving them a natural shape and attach it under the flower with the help of threads. Leaves. You will need to make 2 branches each with three leaves. Weave gold chop. On the axis, dial 6 cuttings, weave 8 pairs of arcs. Loops in places do not change. On the front side - facial, on the purl - purl. It will be necessary to weave the ninth pair of earrings from a regular round bead, so the leaf will look more even and neat. Arcs weave at an angle of approximately 45 ° with respect to the axis. Twist 3 leaves into one branch. Wrap the moulin. Assembly. Attach the leaves to the stem with the rose and wrap all the golden mulina. Fasten the ends of threads with transparent glue. The rose is ready. Nature is the best creator and inspirer. She creates a variety of shapes and shades of flowers, which inspire needlewomen to weave beadwork. The next master class with a photo is devoted to weaving gladioli from beads. There are a lot of gladiolus varieties, theydiffer in height, number of flowers and colors. If it will be difficult for you to weave a multi-color version with a lot of colors at once, use beads of the same shade. You can weave a small flower from 5 inflorescences. In general, everything depends on your desire and imagination. It will take:
- Beads and felling (for small leaves) of two shades of green (40 g and 100 g);
- The beads are crimson, white, pink;
- Wire 0,3 mm;
- Thick wire 4 mm (length of the segment up to 80 cm);
- Scissors and nippers;
- Green thread;
Leaves (small). They are located near the flowers and buds. There will be 4 buds and 7 flowers. For each need 2 pcs. Only 22 small leaves. Weave in French arc technology. For the axis, dial 2 cm of beads, make 4 pairs of arcs. Between the third and fourth arcs on the axle, put extra felling. The leaf will turn out to be more acute. The length of the axis is only 8 cm. Buds are small (green). One branch of the gladiolus will have 4 buds of different sizes. Weave two shades of green beads. The axis is the same for all four, the number of arcs varies. For the first, 4 pairs are required, for the second 5, for the third 6 and for the fourth. 7. The length of the wire length for the base is 10 cm. Buds are large (blossoming). They have petals and two leaves. The first two buds (the bottom part of the photo) consist of 1 petal each. The axis is 2 cm, in one 4 pairs of arcs, in the other 6. The third bud has a 2 petal (top right). Weave like the petals of the first two buds. The last bud is the largest (upper left) consists of 3 petals, small and two larger. The middle of them twist and arrange around it the other two. Flower. It will need 6 petals. There will be two rows of three in each. Two of the six petals must be made longer and narrower than the other 4, which can be the same size. You will need 3 more stamens and 1 pestle. For three petals, the axis is 2 cm and 5 pairs of arches,(the length of the wire for the 10 cm axis). For two narrow axes 2.5 cm and 3 pairs of arcs (for an axis the length of a wire is 8 cm), for 1 small petal the axis is 1 cm and 5 pairs of arches (for an axis the length of a wire is 8 cm). before weaving the last circle put on the axis of 1 bead for all the petals. In total, 7 flowers are needed - 4 small and 3 larger. For large flowers, the axes are half a centimeter larger. Pestle 3 cm consists of three loops of 1 cm. need a piece of wire 20 cm to thread the beads for the loop, arrange it in the center, twist the wire a couple of times, make 2 more loops and then thread the beads with both ends. Stamens 3 cm in height, loops of 2 cm. A piece of wire 15 cm. Assembling (directly flower). The first tier. 1 large petal at the top and 2 narrow at the bottom. The second level. A small petal at the bottom, two large at the top. First, connect the stamens and pestle, coil threads, narrow petals to arrange next to the stamens, and one large with a pestle. Between the narrow place a small petal. To fasten other petals with threads and make a winding on 5 sm downwards, to glaze with glue. Assembling the whole gladiolus branch. Attach all flowers and buds in two rows to the right and left. Piece of thick wire wrapped in green threads for 3 cm, glue. This is the top of the flower. Collapse the tube 4 green leaf bud. Attach them in checkerboard order, starting withthe smallest, making a distance of 2 - 3 cm between them, wrapped with threads and smeared with glue. Now you need to attach the following three large (budding) buds. Between them, too, you need to indent 3 cm. Take the smallest petal and twist it, likegreen, attach to the stalk, slightly threaded and attach two leaves from the felling so that the place of attachment of the bud is closed. A large petal should be twisted and attached similarly to the first bud. Attach two leaves from the cabin. The next bud (from the big and small petals) is to twist the big petal, and the small one should be attached to it and bent outwards. Attach two leaves from the cabin. The next big bud of the three petals. Petal without a twist to twist, the remaining two to attach and bend. Attach two leaves from the cabin. If the stalk length is insufficient, you can reattachstill a piece of wire. Stem slightly bend. From the bend to the first flower about 3 cm, attach the first flower, wrap around 3 cm with threads and attach two leaves from the deckhouse. Secure all the other flowers in the same way, glue the place of fixation. When the last flower is attached, the stalk winding will continue for some distance. After all the strands are cut off, and the ends of the pistil, the stamens and the petals of the flowers are glued, giving them a more natural look. The gladiolus branch is ready.