A straight 0.8 mm silver wire, a strong ribbon or soutache, a thin sewing needle, scissors, needle nose pliers, snipping pliers, flat nose pliers (to flatten the ends of the line), a 0.20 mm nylon line, glue for non-absorbent surfaces
In order to ensure that the lavender sprays look natural, alternate the numbers of beads or seed beads and proceed in the same way with the numbers of rocailles which are strung onto the wire between the individual flowers.
Create the individual lavender flowers. String 4 – 6 S or T. Pass the line through the beads or seed beads which have already been strung onto the line once again, tighten them into a circle and tie off the ends of the line with two knots. Pull the ends of the line into the surrounding holes and cut them off.
Detach about 22 cm from the wire. Create a loop at one end using the needle nose pliers. String the first flower onto the wire and then string 1–6x green R. String a total of 10 seed bead flowers onto the wire with a rocaille in between each one. String a green rocaille onto the remainder of the wire and create a stem which is about 11 – 13 cm long.
Glue the final R onto the wire in order to strengthen the entire seed bead stringing. Shorten the remainder of the wire with the snipping pliers as needed.
Before completely closing the loop at the top of the spray, you can thread on a ribbon or a cord and tie a bow. Cut both ends of the ribbon diagonally. Seal the cut ends.
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PRECIOSA ORNELA presents another member in the family of traditional Czech beads and seed beads, the PRECIOSA Solo™ pressed bead. The similarity of PRECIOSA Twin™ seed beads and PRECIOSA Solo™ beads with lavender flowers make them highly suitable for creating seed bead lavender sprays.
PRECIOSA ORNELA presents another member in the family of traditional Czech beads and seed beads, the PRECIOSA Solo™ pressed bead. The PRECIOSA Solo™ Pressed Bead is the same shape and size as the PRECIOSA Twin™ two-hole bead and seed bead, but it has only one hole, as the name SOLO suggests. This new accessory bead is the same size as the PRECIOSA Twin™ in both its bead and seed bead forms. Its dimensions are 2.5 x 5 mm and it may be produced in all glass colours with the option of any surface finish. PRECIOSA Solo™ Pressed Beads are an excellent supplement to the new two-hole PRECIOSA Twin™ in those cases where free holes are superfluous.If you have not yet had the opportunity to try out the possibilities offered by this oval one-hole pressed bead, here is a very simple tutorial for the creation of a popular lavender decoration. The similarity of the PRECIOSA Twin™ seed beads and the PRECIOSA Solo™ beads with lavender flowers make them highly suitable for creating seed bead lavender sprays. This design can also then be easily used in other colour combinations. The wide range of colour finishes, especially in opaque finishes, will enable you to unleash your creativity and to create your own colour combinations. We wish you many creative ideas when working with the new one-hole PRECIOSA Solo™ seed bead, as well as with other types of Czech seed beads. Welcome to our world of infinite possibilities!
Designer: Helena Chmelíková
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