The most elegant flowers to wear in your hair may not even be fresh flowers at all. The art of floral beading originated in Europe in the late 1400s, finding its way to the United States as early as the mid-1800s. Floral beading is a timeless and elegant way to create flowers with small glass beads. Beads are strung on wires in various colors and patterns, and then shaped to resemble flowers of all types. Crafters create gorgeous flowers attached to clips and barrettes for brides, and will even custom make a piece to complement your dress. Beaded flowers will never wilt, discolor, stain or blow away in the wind!