Restoring a Biedermeier Chair – Thomas Johnson Antique Furniture Restoration




Reinforcing Completed or Vintage Bead Flowers

Bead flowers should hold their original shape, whether that shape is vertical, curved, standing out horizontally, or draped artfully downward. Make sure that your bead flower treasures retain their shape for the future by using stem stiffening and reinforcement techniques. You can easily “retro-fit” a finished or vintage piece.

Bead Flower Stem Stiffening Techniques

When you’re planning a new bead flower, consider how large the flower or its leaves will be. If the pieces are going to quite large, or you will be using a narrower gauge of wire than usual, you should consider stem stiffening techniques. Using one or more of these techniques will ensure that your flower will stand the test of time, and not wilt (the wires becoming too weak to hold the flower up). An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.

Different Types of Interfacing Methods

Whether you intend to make clothes or bags, there is often a need to use one of the interfacing methods to complete the project. The best way to know the preferred interfacing is to check the pattern instructions.

Bead Flower Loop Techniques Explained

Loop techniques are simple to make. They create smaller flowers that are whimsical and add a delicate feeling to your pieces. Many flowers use a center of a bunch of continuous single loops. Also, you can combine many units of looped pieces to make larger florets. You can add a border of continuous single loops of the same or very varied pinched loops to add a ruffled effect to a petal or leaf.

Stunning Ways to Wrap Presents With Ribbon

Celebrations happen throughout the year, the most popular and common celebrations are birthdays. When you find a great gift for a loved one, friend or family member, you want to present it in the best possible way and that is what gift wrapping is for.

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