LaurenHCreations

Artisan French Beaded Flowers

Cedar City, Utah · 298 Sales

LaurenHCreations

Artisan French Beaded Flowers

Cedar City, Utah 298 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(90)

Announcement   I am completely booked with custom orders through 2017.
You can find a Portfolio of previous work on my website - http://www.laurenscreations.net/portfolio.html
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Follow my blog, or like my Facebook page to receive updates on special offers, new products, and new patterns and tutorials!

Website/Blog: www.laurenscreations.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHCreations
Instagram: @laurenhcreations
Pinterest: pinterest.com/laurenscreation
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I also own the following Etsy Shops:
- LaurenHCreationsPDF.Etsy.com - Digital Downloadable PDF patterns and tutorials for French Beaded Flowers.
- LCdestash.etsy.com - Bead and supply destash shop
- beadandblossom.etsy.com

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 1, 2017

I am completely booked with custom orders through 2017.
You can find a Portfolio of previous work on my website - http://www.laurenscreations.net/portfolio.html
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Follow my blog, or like my Facebook page to receive updates on special offers, new products, and new patterns and tutorials!

Website/Blog: www.laurenscreations.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHCreations
Instagram: @laurenhcreations
Pinterest: pinterest.com/laurenscreation
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I also own the following Etsy Shops:
- LaurenHCreationsPDF.Etsy.com - Digital Downloadable PDF patterns and tutorials for French Beaded Flowers.
- LCdestash.etsy.com - Bead and supply destash shop
- beadandblossom.etsy.com

Lauren Harpster

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Lauren Harpster

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(90)
Bert Vongpisal

Bert Vongpisal on May 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This rose is stunning! I purchased it as a birthday gift for my lovely wife and she loved it very much. The petals were intricately done and the silver edges are a nice touch. The leaves are very realistic and nicely shaped. It's quite impressive how large and full the rose is and it makes a great centerpiece in a vase by itself. I highly recommend this as a gift for someone special in your life.

loveart

loveart on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful as always, thank you

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Updates

New! Fuchsia French Beaded Double Tulip. Love these bright beads!
Just finished these Lilies of the Valley for a custom order. I love getting requests for flowers I've never made before. Then I get to design something new. <3
I've just completed this custom Southern Magnolia!

About

Beaded Blossoms

French Beading is an art form that is believed to have originated in the 1500's in France and Italy as maids gathered beads discarded after embellishing gowns, strung them on wire, and wrapped them to form petals and leaves. This beautiful art has gone through many revivals, and is currently increasing in popularity!

I discovered French Beading by chance while I was searching for new bead weaving techniques to learn. The first picture I saw was of a lovely beaded calla lily, which happens to be one of my favorite flowers. I was intrigued, and as I searched more, I started to fall in love with these flowers. My desire to learn how to make them increased with each one I saw. I have been beading flowers ever since! The challenge of designing a flower from scratch is what I love most about my craft, which is why I only use my own patterns. Because I do all of the design work myself I am confident in my ability to make flowers I've never made before. Take a peek at the Portfolio on my website (LaurensCreations.net) and don't be shy if you have an idea for a project.

Each flower requires many days of heartfelt labor to make correctly. Most of my flowers are modeled after their natural counterparts, but some come from my imagination. I decided to open my own shop to spread the word about these uniquely beautiful flowers, and I am proud to be one of those keeping this old art alive. I use high quality products to ensure that each flower, given proper care, will be around for many years to come.

I do also teach French Beading! If you are interested in learning how, please visit my website for some free beginner tutorials!

Website - www.laurenscreations.net
Facebook - www.facebook.com/LaurenHCreations
Email - laurenhcreations [!at] gmail.com

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  • Lauren Harpster

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I am a 27 year old wife, and a work-at-home mother to two little boys and a brand new baby girl. My family and I live Southern Utah where I design my french beaded flowers. I am quiet and just a tad shy, and a lover of all things fantasy! :)

Shop policies

Last updated on May 14, 2016
Welcome to Lauren H. Creations! Each item you see in my shop is meticulously handmade by myself in my home studio in Utah. I have high standards when it comes to the quality of my work and the materials I use.
I do not sell items that don't meet my standards!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept all major Credit Cards through Etsy's Direct Checkout, Etsy Gift Cards, and PayPal. I will never see any credit card information.

Orders shipped within Utah will have a 6.05% sales tax applied at checkout.

Your personal contact info will only be used to contact you about your order, fulfill your order, or for legal (tax) purposes. It will never be shared with any outside parties.
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**CUSTOM ORDERS**
For custom orders, I do ask for the full payment upfront before work can begin. Deadlines and shipping details will be discussed and finalized before payment. After the payment is made, all details are considered complete and any changes made may result in delays or extra charges if supplies have already been ordered or any work has been started. Custom orders that are canceled after work has started will only receive a 50% refund plus shipping costs to cover materials and time spent.

I will supply pictures of the progress of your flowers for approval before finishing, and you will have final pictures of the completed flower(s) before shipping. These pictures will be messaged to the buyer through Etsy, unless the buyer requests otherwise.
Shipping
Orders will be shipped to the address you supply at checkout! Please make sure it is correct.

I will message you via Etsy when your package ships. These messages will contain any applicable tracking information, so be sure to check your inbox!

All orders over $50 USD will be insured. Orders totaling $150+ will require a signature upon delivery.

PACKAGING:
- Beaded flowers are delicate and require special packaging to ship safely. Shipping prices reflect shipping and packaging.
- I try to use clean recycled boxes and packing materials whenever possible to cut down on cost and waste.
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--- FOR UNITED STATES CUSTOMERS: Ready-Made items ship in 1-3 business days after payment. Accessories ship via USPS First Class (you can select Priority at checkout if you prefer). Flower Stems and heavier orders will ship via USPS Priority.
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--- INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Ready-Made items ship in 1-3 business days after payment. Accessories and Flower Stem orders will ship via USPS First Class International. To upgrade, please contact me prior to purchase. Bulk or Over-sized orders will ship via USPS Priority. Due to potential delays at Customs I cannot guarantee a delivery date.

IMPORT DUTIES, VATs, TAXES, AND FEES are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility and I am unable to collect or pay them for you. They are collected by the delivering freight company or when you pick the item up. They are not extra postage fees.
You can use this calculator to get an idea for how much, if any, will be charged. http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
**Not all packages are held by Customs for extra fees. I have no way of knowing if your package will be held as it is often random.**

It is illegal for me to mark a package as a "Gift" in order to avoid paying VAT.

I only ship to countries where I can purchase shipping insurance if needed. Countries I cannot ship to include: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola (Cabinda), Belarus, Bosnia, Burma (Myanmar), Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cuba, Herzegovina, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Korea, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Yemen, Zimbabwe
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--- MADE TO ORDER AND CUSTOM ITEMS will ship on a different timetable from Ready-Made purchases. This time depends on my current turnaround time which is listed in each Made to Order listing, in my Shop Announcement, and in the message you receive after placing an order with me.
Refunds and Exchanges
Customer service is very important to me and 100% satisfaction is my goal. If there is a problem, please give me the chance to fix it!

RETURNS and EXCHANGES
- Please message me within 7 days of receiving your package.
- Items should be unused (unworn for hair accessories) and in their original packaging.
- If an error was made on my part or your order was damaged during shipping, you will be refunded in full, including original shipping costs, and I will pay return shipping costs. Please be ready to supply pictures of the damage and packaging and comply with any insurance claims with the Post Office.
- If you have simply changed your mind, original shipping costs will not be refunded and you are responsible for the return shipping costs.

Please repackage returning items carefully - preferably in the same packaging they were sent in. For your protection, I recommend purchasing tracking and/or insurance on any returning packages or using a service that has insurance included in the postage costs.

** I DO accept Returns for made to order and custom flowers, except for wedding bouquets and wall hangings.
** I DO NOT accept Exchanges for made-to-order and custom flowers, since I often have multiple bookings on my schedule, but I'm happy to arrange a return and a new custom order. **

CANCELLATIONS:
- Please contact me within 24 hours of purchase to cancel your order. I cannot cancel an order after it has shipped, but I am happy to arrange a return/refund with the terms listed above once the item is returned to me in original condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
Because of their delicate nature, it is possible for the petals or leaves to become a little bent or misshapen during shipping. Since they are made from wire, they can be gently bent back into shape. However, avoid frequent bending back and forth as this will cause the wires to become brittle and break.

While these flowers are durable, they are not indestructible and require proper care. Please handle them gently to extend their life. I do not recommend them for children under 12. It is best to keep them out of reach of small children and pets.

My items are made and stored in a smoke-free and pet-free environment.
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--- Maintaining your French Beaded Flowers:

If beaded flowers are made properly, they will be around to bring you joy for many years to come. To help keep your flowers in tip top shape and prolong their lifetime, they may require a small amount of maintenance and care.

- Cleaning -
If your flowers have accumulated dust, or if they have otherwise become dirty:- First, try using a dry, soft cloth to remove the dust.
- If it's been a while and the dirt and dust is really built on, use a small amount of water on a soft cloth to rub out the grime. Beads may become discolored if cleaners or dish soap are used.
- You can use an alcohol-free wet wipe and gently roll the rows of beads between the wet wipe.
- Avoid getting the stems of your flowers wet, as this can damage the floral tape and stem wires.

- Displaying -
- There are many types of finishes for seed beads, and some may fade over time when exposed to the sun. If you are unsure if your beads are subject to fading, avoid displaying your flowers in direct sunlight for extended periods just to be safe.
- Keep them indoors! When exposed to the elements their integrity is compromised and they will have a much shorter life.
- Larger potted plants, arrangements, and wall hangings may bear a bit of weight. Use strong hooks and sturdy shelves to display them securely.
- Avoid overworking the wires or repeatedly bending them back and forth. This will cause the wires to become brittle and break.

More information

Last updated on Mar 27, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Cleaning:
- First, try using a dry, soft cloth to remove the dust.
- If the dirt and dust is really built on, use a small amount of water on a soft cloth to clean. Beads may become discolored if cleaners or dish soap are used.
- You can use an alcohol-free wet wipe and gently roll the rows of beads between the wet wipe.
- Avoid getting the stems of your flowers wet, as this can damage the floral tape and stem wires.

- Avoid displaying in direct sunlight, and keep them indoors away from the elements.
- Larger arrangements, and wall hangings are heavy. Use strong hooks and sturdy shelves to display them securely.
- Wires are not made to be bent back and forth repeatedly. This will make your wires brittle and they will break.

Custom and personalized orders

I am more than happy to arrange custom orders! Because my flowers are all designed from scratch, and not from other designers' patterns, I am quite comfortable making flowers I've never made before. If you have an idea, don't be shy. I will also remake any of my flowers in any color scheme you desire.

Please check my custom order schedule in my shop announcement, as I often have multiple bookings.

VAT/GST

I am not a VAT/GST registered seller, and cannot collect or remit these taxes for International customers. The prices shown do not include VAT or GST. It will be collected by the delivering freight company on any applicable purchases. Please review your country's VAT/GST laws to determine how much, if any, will be due.