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Beaded Blooms

Bespoke Handcrafted Flowers to Treasure

French Beading is a 19th century art form that has gone through waves of popularity.  Believed to have originated in both Italy and France the craft was predominantly favoured by women in order to earn a little money of their own and to decorate their homes.  There was even a time when French beading patterns were accessible in popular literature and magazines.  In the Victorian era French Beading became associated with the passing of a loved one as many memorials were created using the technique.  French beading is beginning to become popular once again.  With beads of just about every colour available it is possible to create stunning flowers, even when they are out of season.

A selection of Holly's artwork is also available from


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