Around here, where winters are long, some of us have an alternative word for cabin fever - "farched". It's the frustrated feeling of having been cooped up indoors for so long during the cold months that by February or March, one becomes "farched" out. This is the time of year when gardeners long to see spring flowers. So if you are "farched" out and the ground is still frozen, why not create flowers indoors? Here are three of my favourite free bead and wire flower tutorials from the web.

Briolette Flower Tutorial is an excellent guide (update : no longer available) .You can use either gemstone or glass briolettes to make a wonderful pendant.

Craftypod's How to Crochet a Wire Flower Pendant tutorial is definitely for those who love working with hooks. How large the flower becomes is determined by the size of the crochet hook used.

The Bead Studio's Beaded Flower is a sculpted vision. (Update : link no longer available).  The technique used is similar to that used to make beaded animals. It is a very versatile design for it can be a brooch, a magnificent necklace focal, hair adornment or even for decorating non-jewelry items like napkin rings.

Blue g's bead and wire flower tutorial was originally designed for a brooch to adorn her knitted shawl. It's a versatile design that's easy and suitable for other pieces of jewelry too.

Perhaps these tutorials will inspire lots of jewelry making so that by the time you have exhausted beaded flowers, the real ones in the garden would be out!
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