Many of us have flowers in our house. Someone is busy pouring huge ficuses, someone sprinkles dracaena leaves bordered, well, someone carefully creates a shadow for babies violets on the windowsill. All living room plants require certain conditions, suitable only for them: watering, lighting, humidity. But what if you do not have enough time to constantly care for them? There is an excellent solution - to create a beautiful flowering flower with your own hands. As a popular material craftsmen use paper, polymer clay, yarn for knitting and beads. It is about the colors of beads that we will tell in this article, namely about room violets. Delicate blooming pink violets from tiny beads do not need watering, hiding from bright sun rays and transplanting. It's enough just to wipe them from dust sometimes. You can safely go on a business trip or vacation, and on arrival, the violets of beads will meet you still beautiful and unfading.
Violets of a gentle pink shade of beads
The technician of weaving flowers from this wonderfulthere are a lot of materials, in our Club you can find several articles on beaded floristics. To create violets apply mainly two: for the leaves use the French axial, for the petals - the technique of continuous twisting loops. Both variants of weaving are similar. In French technique, use an axis around which weave half loops or half arcs, and in the second simply do not make an axis, but simply place one loop (arc) over the other. Below are some master classes on creating violets of pink color from beads. A little history The origin of beads is inextricably linked with the history of the appearance of glass. The very first artifacts from glass beads are ancient Egyptian. Glass-warehouses were added to the mass of various chemical elements: copper, cobalt, manganese and received a glass of green, blue or purple. The Egyptians made amazingly elegant ornaments, using beads as imitation gemstones. When from the land of the pharaohs the ability to cook glass went to the Romans, from it they begin to make not only ornaments, but also household items: kitchen utensils and windows. For a long time in the Middle Ages, the center of glassmaking was Venice. The masters kept the secrets of preparing glass in the strictest secrecy, and the Venetian beads were valued so highly that slaves, precious fabrics, gold and rare spices and spices were given for it in exchange. With the development of trade, the opening of new seaways and lands, Venice lost its monopoly on the production of glass beads. Whole glassworks appear, and beautiful bright beads are made available to everyone. Now there are many brands of beads from different countries of producers, while the main thing in the material is its quality. The better beads are matched to the size (calibrated), the more beautiful and accurate the result will be an odd job. Option 1 Pink violet from beads It will take:
- Beads 11/0 in three colors: pink for petals, yellow for stamens, green for leaves.
- Wire 0,3 mm;
- Pot where you can put the violet.
- Tools for working with wire.
Petals To create each flower, you needon 5 petals. We shall weave them on pieces of wire of 30 cm each. One end of the wire must be twisted with a loop so that the strung beads do not fly off. On the rest of the segment we string the beads. You can immediately put on a few dozen beads (50-60 pieces). From the eyelet at the end retreat approximately 10 cm and fold the loop of 5 beads. It is not necessary to twist and tighten a lot of wire, it's enough just to fix the beaded loop. Now it is necessary to make two more circles whichwill loop around the first loop. That's what should happen. Try to arrange the loops as close as possible to each other so that the petals do not have large lumens between the beaded low. For each flower, you need to make 5 such petals. The lushness of a future violet to your taste. Stamens To create stamens of one flower, a piece of wire about 20 cm in length will be needed. We shall weave them using the technique of coral or it is also called acicular. We string 3 beads on the wire. Move them about 5-6 cm to the middle. Now take the longer end of the wire and pass it to the first and second beads. It turns out the first "Needle". String on the long tail of 3 more beads and make a second needle as closely as possible to the first. Similarly we arrive with the third needle. We twist the wire ends and the stamen is ready. Leaves For each leaf will need a piecewire is approximately 50 cm. Similarly, the petals can be made at once low from the beads, so that it would be more convenient. Leaflets we will weave in the French axial technique. Measure from one edge about 13 cm. To the place of the mark, we shift 10 beads and make a large loop from the wire (about 2 cm), separating these beads from the rest are low (see photo). We got an axis of 10 beads and a working wire with a low bead. Now we begin to braid our axis with arcs from beads, fixing them with a pair of turns alternately from below and from above the axis. Try to position the arcs as tightly as possible to the axis. The number of beads in each pair of arcs will be increasing. In total, 5 pairs of arches are needed. The end of the working wire and a large loop twisting along the entire length, as we did with the stamens and with the petals. A small tail that remains of the axis, hide in the upper arc. You will need at least 7 leaves. Assembly Stamen twist with two petals. Then attach the remaining three and straighten them. In this master class we have 7 flowers. We twist them together. We also join the leaves together and twist them with flowers, as shown in the photo. As a pot, where we "plant" the violet,any suitable capacity can be used. You can take a jar left over from yogurt or baby food. It can be painted in any color, decorate in the technique of decoupage or somehow decorate. In general, connect the imagination. It remains only to mix the water and alabaster to the consistency of sour cream, pour into the container and insert the violet into it. For some time, the craft must be firmly fixed until the alabaster grabs. If you use a ready-made ceramic container, remember that when the alabaster is frozen, the pot may crack. To avoid this, put a lump of foil on the bottom. Option 2 In this lesson, there will be a slightly different technique for making petals. We will not do them individually, but all together on one piece of wire. It will take:
- Beads of three shades, as in the previous master class (pink, green, yellow).
- Green thread.
- PVA glue.
- Pot for the flower.
Flowers For each flower will need a piecewire length of 1 m. As in the previous master class, you can strass a wire on the wire strung more beads of pink color. From one end of the wire, we shift the beads by about 10 cm and make a loop of 7 beads. We make the following slightly larger around this loop. For one petal you only need to make 3 loops. Now you have to step back from the first petal paircentimeters and do the next (see photo). Thus on one piece of wire we make all 5 petals. It is necessary to twist the ends of the wire, and this is the kind of flower that will turn out. It will take 9 such flowers. For the stamens, we take yellow beads and pieces of wire about 25 cm. The weaving technique is needle-like, as in the last lesson. We string 8 yellow beads on the wire. Now you need to move them to the middle of the segment. One of the ends of the wire is passed through the first three beads in the opposite direction, and we get a stamen with a knob. Such cores also need 9 pieces. It remains only to twist one core witheach flower. Leaves Need a piece of wire a little more than 1 m. We make a loop similar to the previous lesson. On a short piece you need to string 2 cm beads. This is the axis. At the long end of the wire (it will be working) string the beads and make 6 pairs of arcs. We need 9 leaves. Assembly Twist all the flowers first, then attach the leaves to them. The knife of the resulting blank is densely wrapped in threads. The ends of the threads are fixed with PVA glue. The next step is to stir the alabaster, glue and water. Pour the mixture into the pot, insert the workpiece into it and fix it until the alabaster starts to set. Variant 3 Violet pink with dark purple of petals of beads It will take:
- Beads 10/0 or 8/0 pink, dark purple, white and green.
- Wire of two colors: steel and green.
- PVA glue.
- Floral ribbon.
- A piece of styrofoam.
- A small flower pot.
Petals We begin to make petals similarlyprevious master class. The length of the wire is slightly longer, because the beads are more in size compared to the last lesson. We put on a wire 5 beads of pink color. We retreat from one edge about 7-10 cm and make a loop, twisting the wire a couple of times. Now, on a longer tail of the wire string about 12 beads and make a second loop around the first. The third loop will consist of 20-23 beads. Wire is not cut off, but we are retreating from the firstThe petal is about 1 cm and we begin to weave the second. Total required 5 petals. The ends of the wire are twisted. It will take 2-3 more. We begin to weave the second tier of a flower. It is similar to the first, but the petals will have not three loops, but four. The last loop is made of dark purple beads. The violets have stamens, and in this master classthey will be made of white beads. On a piece of wire about 25 cm thread 4 white beads. Push them to the center and twist the loop with just a couple of turns. We bend it perpendicularly with respect to the rest of the wire and on the tails we put on 2 more white beads. Proryvochku with these two beads should be placed so that the beads were located in the middle of the eyelet of 4 beads. We make stamens by the number of flowers. Now take the first tier of petals, insert the stamen into the center, twist it. We paste the whole structure from above into the second tier and twist it again. We wind the wire with a green ribbon. Leaflets plait in the already famous French axial technique. It will take a piece of green wire about 40 cm. The axis will consist of 8 beads. The first pair of arcs from 10-12. It takes only 4 pairs of arcs. Leaflets need 12 pieces. We twist them 3 together and wrap them with a floral tape. In order for our violet to sit well in the pot, it is necessary to glue a piece of foam to the bottom. It must fit very tightly into the container. In the center we make a deepening, pour the glue and insert the violet into it. It remains only to spread out the leaves and flowers. In conclusion, we offer several usefulcouncils for beginner needlewomen who want to try themselves in beaded floristics. In order for the flower to appear more alive, you can mix several shades of beads of the same color. Also very advantageous look beads with different effects: matte, glossy, with a pearl ebb or a "gasoline" effect. Preferably choose a wire multi-colored. Much more advantageous will be the green color of the wire for the leaves, white, yellow, blue, red for the petals and stamens. If there was no floristic tape at hand, corrugated paper can be used to mask the wire. It is enough to cut it into strips and wrap the stems, having previously glued them with glue. For training and the first steps, almost any bead will do, but if you set out to create something truly beautiful, use only calibrated material. The more accurate the beads will be chosen by the size, the more accurate the result will be the product.