DIY Beading Tutorial: Beaded Flower with Pearls by Eridhan Creations

It was the year 2013 when Justyna Szlęzak of Eridhan Creations became a Contributing Artist for DIY Jewelry Making Magazine. When Justyna emailed me of her new beading tutorials I immediately looked into them and I felt excitement upon seeing beautiful designs 🙂 And every time, the first thing that came to mind was you, guys 🙂 as I know you will love them!

Sadly, Justyna has passed away in August 2015, battling cancer but her tutorials and designs will never fade. As a tribute to her wonderful work and for those who have not come to know about her beading tutorials, well, here’s one that I hope will inspire you.

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DIY Beaded Flower

For materials, choose from a variety of colors for pearls and seed beads!

require 1 piece require 18 pieces require 6 pieces
require 24 pieces require 240 pieces require 6 pieces

The finished piece is approximately 1.77 in diameter, perfect as a brooch and pendant. You can also use the piece as a component for a bracelet or necklace.

DIY Beaded Flower 1. Cut a comfortable length of thread and string: 1 x 6mm round bead, 1 x 8/o seed bead, 1 x 6mm round bead, 1 x 8/o seed bead, 1 x 6mm round bead, 1 x 8/o seed bead and cross the thread in the last bead strung.
DIY Beaded Flower 2. Pick up 1 x 6mm bead, 1 x 8/o bead, 1 x 6mm bead with the left thread, pick up 1 x 6mm bead with the right thread, pick up 1 x 8/o seed bead and cross both threads in this bead. Repeat four more times.

3. Pick up 1 x 6mm bead, 1 x 8/o bead, 1 x 6mm bead with the left thread, pick up 1 x 6mm bead with the right thread and cross both threads in the nearest 8/o seed bead strung in step 1 as shown in the picture. As you will continue with one thread only you can make a knot to keep better tension.

 

DIY Beaded Flower 4. Make sure that your thread is exiting from the 8/o bead and is directed towards the center of your beadwork. Pick up 7 x 11/o seed beads and pass through the next 8/o bead as shown in the picture. Then pass through the 6mm bead, 8/o bead, another 6mm bead and 8/o bead. Repeat the entire step two more times and at the end pass through the two first 11/o beads as it is shown in the picture.
DIY Beaded Flower 5. Pick up 3 x 11/o seed beads and pass through the two 11/o beads on the other side (you are changing the direction now). Then pass through the 8/o bead, 6mm bead, 8/o bead, 6mm bead, another 8/o bead and two nearest 11/o beads as shown in the picture. Repeat the entire step two more times. At the end pass through the two additional 11/o beads so your thread is exiting from the 4th (middle one) 11/o bead.
6. Pick up 2 x 11/o beads and pass through the middle 11/o bead added in the previous step. Repeat five more times, adding 12 x 11/o beads in total in the center of your beadwork (left picture).

7. Pick up 1 x 8mm round bead and pass through the beads on the opposite side as shown in the middle picture. Push the just added bead gently inside the circle of the 11/o beads – the 8mm  bead should be inside the 6mm beads, partially covered by the 11/o beads.

8. Pick up 1 x 15/o seed bead and pass through the next two 11/o beads as shown in the picture on the right. Repeat five more times, adding 6 x 15/o beads in total.

DIY Beaded Flower
 DIY Beaded Flower  9. Pass through the beads so your thread is exiting from one of the 8/o beads and is directed towards the outer edge of your beadwork as it is shown in the picture.
10. Pick up 5 x 11/o beads and pass through the nearest 8/o bead.
11. Pick up 4 x 11/o beads and pass again through the same 8/o bead, creating a small loop above it.
12. Pass through the two nearest 11/o beads added in step 10.
13. Pick up 3 x 11/o beads and pass through the nearest 8/o bead as shown in the picture.
14. Pass through the three nearest 11/o beads added in steps 4-5.
15. Pick up 1 x 8/o seed bead, skip one 11/o bead and pass through the next three 11/o beads and the 8/o bead as shown in the picture.
16. Repeat steps 10-15 two more times.
DIY Beaded Flower 17. Change the direction and repeat steps 10-15 three more times.
DIY Beaded Flower 18. Your thread should be exiting from one of the 8/o beads. Pass through the nearest three 11/o beads added in the previous round as shown in the picture.
19. Pick up 1 x 11/o bead and pass through the next two 11/o beads.
20. Pick up 3 x 11/o beads and pass through the 8/o bead added in the previous round.
21. Pick up 3 x 11/o beads and pass through the two 11/o beads as shown in the picture, the 11/o bead added in step 19 and the next three 11/o beads.
22. Pick up 1 x 8/o bead and pass through the next three 11/o beads.
23. Repeat steps 19-22 five more times. At the end pass through the first 11/o bead added in this round. 
DIY Beaded Flower 24. Pick up 1 x 4mm round bead and pass through the 8/o bead on the opposite side (close to the center of your beadwork). Pass again through the just added 4mm bead, the 11/o bead your thread was exiting at the beginning of this step, and then through the next three 11/o beads and the 8/o bead as shown in the picture.
25. Pick up 3 x 11/o beads and pass again through the same 8/o bead. Then pass through the next four 11/o beads as shown in the picture.
26. Repeat steps 24-25 five more times. At the end your thread should be exiting from one of the 8/o beads added in the previous round (dark blue beads in the picture).
27. Pass through the nearest 11/o bead which is the part of the loop created in the previous round.
28. Pick up 5 x 11/o beads and pass through the two 11/o beads from the loop above 8/o bead on the outer edge of your beadwork as it is shown in the picture.
29. Pick up 1 x 11/o bead and pass through the other two 11/o beads from the loop.
30. Pick up 5 x 11/o beads and pass through the 11/o bead (closest to the hole of the 8/o bead) as shown in the picture, then pass through the 8/o bead.
31. Repeat steps 27-30 five more times.

I hope, though Justyna is no longer with us, her tutorials will continue to inspire you…Find out HERE how to avail of a printer-friendly pdf file with the whole instruction for the Beaded Flower Tutorial.

DIY Beaded Flower