Sunday, 28 September 2014

Autumn Wreath: Blackberries

Hello....... Today I'm going to share with you my first ever attempt at beading, I decided I wanted to make some Blackberries for my Autumn wreath, so I hunted around online and found 'this' wonderful tutorial

So I  gathered together some supplies from the Summerhouse.

 I'd ordered some jewellery making pins online but as they are yet to arrive, I thought maybe I could use the off cuts from where I changed the guitar strings, but no I didn't have the strength to bend them.

Time for plan B

I'd also ordered some lovely Berry coloured beads, 
which are the only things I have bought for this new and thrity wreath

 After the failed attempt with the guitar strings I found some coated wires, that are usually used to make sugar craft flowers, which were just perfect for Berry making.

I made a loop at one end and then folded the other end up wrapping a small piece of felt around

before stitching into place.

Then it was just a matter of stitching on the beads, simple and effective

Just adding the beads until the felt was covered.


Cute little Blackberries, well worth ending up with a bed full of wayward beads..

All ready to be pinned onto the wreath.

So that's it, all the items are made and we're ready for some wreath assembling and
  a grand Autumn Wreath Ta-Dah moment.

In fact just between you and me it already done, I assembled it yesterday afternoon and I think it looks really pretty, just need to catch up on the posts but for sure  it'll be up on the blog some point this week I'm so excited to share it with you and see what you make of it.

Linking up with KCCO

Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. Simple but so effective! I think I may have to give these a go myself x

  2. Those blackberries look beautiful.

  3. How clever of you and smart to use the felt for an inner support.

  4. Very clever your berries look great!

  5. This is your first attempt? Seriously these are fantastic Clare. You did a wonderful job.

  6. You clever thing! These are beautiful!

  7. Absolutely beautiful blackberries, Clare! what a delightful make! really looking forward to seeing your finished autumn wreath in its entirety - I'm sure it's going to be fabulous. E x

  8. That is so clever! Thanks for sharing! (Gorgeous beads too - the end product looks good enough to eat!)

  9. Your blackberries are great, and the beads in the bed is certainly a new take on crumbs in the bed! xx

  10. FAB berries, I look forward to seeing your Autumn wreath,
    Thank You for sharing
    Best Wishes
    Sue xx

  11. They're beautiful, Clare. They look very realistic and natural too. Well done!

  12. Clare, how cute! What a lovely idea and work!
    Thank you for sharing
    Have a happy happy fall

  13. Wow, those are so pretty! (from the thumnail photo i thought they were actually real. haha)

  14. Love them, can't wait to see the finished wreath!