loading
Supplies
2 glass bottles
white glass beads round and long gated
pink glass beads round
black glass beads round and long gated
red glass beads round
silver beads round
2 small corks that fit the top of the bottles
beading needles
beading thread
beading wax

Step 1: Beading the Bride

Starting with the first bottle
Make a row of white beads around the neck, run the needle through about 4-5 beads on the end and
pull really tight. You may want to but some wax on your thread so that it puss through easier but be 
careful not to break the thread.
Then to continue with the next row, pick up three beads and then run your needle through the third bead
on the first row, continue this all the way around until you reach the end.
To start the next row run your needle down through the end of the three beads which will be the second bead.
pick up three beads and run the thread through the end of the second row which will be the second bead again.
Do this all the way down to the bottom of the bottle.
Just make sure you pull the thread tight so that the beads are also tight.
once you get to the very bottom this gets a little tricky but it is the same way, the very last roll, you just keep picking up three
beads, but when you get to the center you may have to change to just picking up one bead at a time.
When bottom complete, wax your thread and run it through several beads backwards to make it tight.

Step 2: Head of Bride

Now the bottle was already rounded on the top so to bead the head
Using the white round glass beads
This is where I added the cork, I picked up three beads and started from the neck and worked my 
way upwards and finished it just like I did the bottom.

Step 3: Filling in the Dress.

I used white long gated glass beads to do this.
Around the neck I picked up 1long gated bead then one round.
went around the entire neck until the collar was done.
Then to fill in the dress I did the same thing,but to make the dress have a train
I had to add rolls of the long gated beads and round beads. I did this several times.
Ran the thread backwards in and out of the beads to make it tight.
As you notice there has been no knots tied.

Step 4: Adding Vail, Arms, Bouquet

Making the vail I used the long gated glass beads and round beads, 
working from the top of the head picking up one long gated bead one round bead
the another long gated bead, worked my way down until I got it to the length I wanted it.
Again waxed my thread and ran my thread backwards to make it tight.

The arms are made of just round glass beads, then I used the white Long gated beads and pink
 round beads to make the bouquet.

Again ran my thread backwards through the other beads to make it tight

BRIDE FINISHED!!!

Step 5: Beading the Groom

Starting off at the neck made a roll of the red round glass beads, ran my thread through them
so that it was nice and thight, May want to use some wax on your thread so that it slides easy.
Then I started with the back beads either picked up three or five and the went back up to the red roll.
when I got around to the front I picked up the red rotor beads to start making the tie along with some silver beads. Once the tie was to the length I wanted it went back to just the black beads. 
Then when I got to the middle I wanted to do the cumbersome band in red so there was a roll of it.
The pants I had to do was a few black then a line of silver then black then silver then black, then silver again.
This was a little tricky to make sure they looked like Tuckcido Pants. Then I did the bottom just like I did the bride. 

Step 6: Head of Groom and Top Hat

Now the bottle was already rounded on the top so to bead the head
Using the white round glass beads
This is where I added the cork, I picked up three beads and started from the neck and worked my
way upwards and finished it just like I did the bottom.

The top hat is made of black rounded glass beads with black long gated beads
The round beads are beaded around the cork the I added the long gated beads lasts,
again I ran my thread backwards to make sure it was tight.

Step 7: Adding Collar,arms and Bootnier

Using black long gated glass beads and round beads went around the neck and made the collar
Arms are made of the black round glass beads
the boot ire is made of red beads bunched together.
Again all of the ends of the thread were run backwards through the other beads, no knots were tied at all

GROOM FINISHED

Step 8:

This set of glass Bride and Groom I used on my own wedding cake 11 years ago and they are still in Perfect condition.
I had tried to sell them on E-Bay but no offers, this took me several months and long 
hours to do. I had no pattern to go by, this just all came about in my head. I can't bead any more due to my bad eyes
hope everyone enjoys, this was my last project on bead work!!

<p>Those are intense! Wonderful job! Have you done other beaded figures?</p>
<p>Thoses were the only ones I did,it took me several months to do thoses</p>

About This Instructable

684views

2favorites

License:

More by Rebekah22:Glass Beaded Bride and Groom Cake Topper Valentines Lap Quilt Family Tree Quilt 
Add instructable to: