With the advent of spring, the lilac begins to bloom. Lush grapes of purple or white color came to us from Persia for a very, very long time. Like many other beautiful flowers, it was sung in books, a lot of myths and fairy tales were written about lilacs. According to one of them, coming from Scandinavia, the lilac is the creation of the sun and the rainbow. Once the goddess of spring mixed bright rainbow colors with sunlight and scattered them all over the earth. And from this everywhere blossomed beautiful flowers. When the goddess got to Scandinavia, she had only a purple color. So there was a lilac, and when the sun decided to mix all the colors of the rainbow into one, on the ground the lilac of white color blossomed. The Greek legend tells of the beautiful nymph Siring, in which the satyr Pan was in love. Beauty did not want to communicate with a lover and turned into a flowering bush. In order for the blossoming lilac to delight with its magnificent brushes all year round, it can be weaved from beads. This article will show you how to weave onea branch of lilac. Of course, in order for you to get a real bouquet in a vase, you will need to create many such branches. You can experiment with shades of lilac and lilac, the size and configuration of the branches, create your own unique composition. It will take:
- Round beads 11/0 lilac and green (if you take a transparent beads with a lilac paint covered with an inner hole, the lilac brush will turn out more lush and airy);
- A glass bead in the tone of a lilac bead;
- The wire is 0.25 mm in diameter (silvery for flowers and green for leaves);
- For the decor of the branches, green threads or a floral tape.
Flowers. For one branch, approximately 20 pieces of wire 30 cm in length will be needed. We are flogging flowers according to figure 31 a. loop technology. Each petal consists of 5 beads. In the flower there will be 4 petals. There is a belief that a lilac flower with five petals brings good luck. Make several such in each branch. When will weave the petals, twist the wire tails and thread them into the glass beaker. From 6 to 7 flowers collect an umbrella, as shown in Figure 31 b. Densely twist the wires at the base of the umbrellas. To form a lilac brush, attach the umbrellas in succession one after another at a distance of about 2 cm. Leaves. For one branch, 8 lengths of wire are necessary for 25 cm in length. You will get 4 leaves. We work in parallel weaving. First we make one half of the leaf according to figure 32a., Then we weave the second one to it. Direction of work is indicated by arrows. When both halves are woven, you need to take 2 wires that are in the center and thread on them 1 bead of green color. On two lateral wires we string 3 green beads. Now on all the wire tails of the leaf string 7 beads. When all 4 leaves are ready, one of them needs to be attached to the brush. Of the three remaining we form a twig, as shown in Figure 32 b. Then it can be attached to a branch with brushes or left as a separate element. It remains only to tightly wrap all the branches with a floral tape or green threads. If you have chosen a thread, do not forget to glue the beginning and end of the twig so that the threads do not unwind. The branch of the lilac is ready. It remains to weave a few more and you can decorate a miniature bouquet of a room.