Friday, September 30, 2011

say it with flowers


A 5 petals flower, with beads in the middle. 


I spotted this wire flower at the MoMA Store few years ago. 
I don't remember the designer, and couldn't find it online. 
If you happen to recognize it, please let me know who designed it, so I can give credit.


Anyway...

--> What you need:

This is a good "beads buster", since you can use beads of different size, colors and materials :) 



* About 20 beads (depends how big you want the inside of your flower)
* 13" of sterling silver 18 gauge Half Hard 
* 15" of sterling silver 24 gauge Hard
* round nose pliers
* a big marker, or something round (to coil the wire onto)

--> Tutorial:



* coil the 18 gauge HH wire around the marker
* with your hands, split open the circles to create a 5 petals flower
* with the pliers, loop the two ends of the wire and cut the excess
* take the 24 gauge H silver and pass it through the middle of the flower and twist it in the middle
* start threading one bead at the time, and pass the wire up and down the centre of the flower (same as you were sewing)
* once one end of the wire is too short, start with the other side until you're happy with the overall look.
* loop the ends of the wire with the pliers so it won't be pocking you!

At this point you can pick wether you want a ring, a pendant or a pin.
For the pendant, add a jumping and a chain or a cord, for making a ring or a pin, take a base ring or a base pin, get busy with your glue gun and stick the flower on top of the base!

The first one will be a bit time consuming, but then you get the hang of it and you can't stop!!

xox, d.


21 comments:

  1. You really make it look so easy. But I know it is not. Your choice of beads are stunning. I might just try this so I will pin it for later.

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  2. Love it...I saw loads like this during my visit to Nepal in May...wanted to make something similar but it completely slipped my mind...thanks for the reminder:)

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  3. Beautiful. I would love to have this as a necklace or a ring. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time, linky is weekly fri-mon. Come strut your stuff.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

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  4. yeah, you make it sound and look easy, but I doubt I could ever make it!!!
    Hugs
    Clelia

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  5. This is sooooo cute! I am going to try and make one!

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  6. So pretty, and I love projects for using up bits and pieces, since I have a LOT of leftover beads lying around.

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  7. I'm so going to make those beautys :) Nice!

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  8. BEAUTIFUL!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a great project! I'm picturing it as a great big ring! Definitely going in my 'to make' file. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize~

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  10. Love this flower. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

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  11. That flower is so pretty. The size is great. Thanks for sharing a tutorial.

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  12. Very pretty! They would make great brooches!

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  13. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to give this a try!

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  14. SO pretty :)!

    I'll like to invite you to share this at my FIRST EVER linky party :) @ http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/jaqs-studio-first-ever-linky-party.html

    -Q

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  15. That is so cute! Great tutorial and great tip for using up the extra beads! I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested: http://mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com/2011/10/document.html

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  16. Those are so cute! I haven't worked with beads or wire, but these look do-able to me!

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  17. Love it! So pretty - I just may have to break out my beads and wire.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  18. You really make it look so easy. I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. I make and attached on my baptism dress, hair-band and hair clips also.
    rc planes

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  19. I love this! I am glad you shared it at the Stache Party!

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  20. Great project! I will share on my blog!

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