A wave of fascination with beading can createthe feeling that this kind of arts and crafts appeared recently. However, the creation of beadwork - one of the oldest types of needlework. Its origins go back to ancient Egypt, where the first glass beads appeared. The peoples of the North made it from the bone, in Russia, pearls and mother of pearl were used for this. In China there was even a porcelain bead. Gold, silver, shells, precious stones and many other materials of those years now successfully take up plastic and glass. The variety of colors, formats, textures and shapes of beads is so great that quality is the only indicator uniting them. It is well calibrated (matched in size and shape) beads will become the guarantee of a beautiful and neat product. In this article we suggest you weave from beads to alstroemeria or "Peruvian lily". An amazingly gentle and beautiful flower received its second name, thanks to the great popularity of the Peruvian Indians. The Incas considered alstroemery a gift from the sun god, who could impart invisibility, inhuman power and many other magical properties. Of course, the main magic remains stunninglook and amazing color fastness. They can stand in the vase for more than two weeks, without any signs of wilting. And yet, in order to alstroemeria pleased with itself all year round, you will need:
- Beads 12/0 transparent, pink translucent, pink pearl, black, yellow, dark and light green, dark brown;
- Beads 1x0.5 and 2x0.5 cm;
- Pillow 0.3 and 0.8 mm;
- Threads of green and yellow;
- PVA glue.
Petals. For weaving we will use the French arc axial technique. For one flower it is necessary to weave 2 petals according to the first figure. For each, a piece of wire length of 70 cm is required. On the axis we sew 2 dark brown, 2 translucent pink, 8 dark brown, 2 yellow, 8 dark brown and 1 translucent pink beads. Next tatem following the picture. The last pair of arcs will be performed in two parts. Carefully follow the alternation of colors of beads in the picture. Then you should weave 1 petal according to the second pattern. For him, too, need a wire length of 70 cm. These three petals will need to be sewn with a wire along the edge. Now we rub along the third figure on a piece of wire 75 cm long with one more petal. He will need a dual firmware, since it has the largest size. It remains to weave another 2 petals on the fourth pattern. For them, a wire of 70 cm will be needed. All the petals for one flower are ready. Stamens. For one stamen, a piece of wire 20 cm long will be required. On it it is necessary to string 16 beads of dark brown color. Fold low in half and twist the wire ends. They need to be wrapped in a thread of yellow color and the stamen is ready. For each flower, make 5 such stamens. Buds. One bud is to weave the fifth pattern. You will need 4 workpieces. For each, you need a piece of wire 35 cm in length. On the wire tails on the top axis, you need to thread the bead, pushing it to the beaded arcs. Choose the longest wire tail and thread on it green beads. The remaining wire tails straighten down along a piece of thicker wire. Make a winding on the floor cm down the stem. Now it is necessary to make several turns of low green beads around the rod. Excess seed beads to remove, wire the wires to the others along the stem and wrap another 2 - 3 cm with threads down. Another one to weave according to the sixth drawing. You need 3 petals and 38 cm of wire for each. Collect the bud just like the first. Leaves. For weaving the middle leaf, we use the seventh drawing. It will take a piece of wire 42 cm for the large leaf to use the eighth pattern. For him, a piece of wire will be needed 55 cm. The number of leaves will depend only on your imagination. Assembly. Twist together all 5 stamens, then tie the thicker wire with the petals in the following order: central lower, side upper petals, central upper, side lower ones. For a piece of wire 25 cm in length, thread beads of green color. The free end is to be attached to the stem at a distance of 3 cm down. To make a winding of a low green bead is similar to buds. Execute the winding of the stem with green threads, fastening buds and leaves along the way. Straighten all the details, giving them a more natural look. To ensure that the threads hold firmly to the beginning and end of the winding, it must be carefully glued with glue.