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.


--> 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.


  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.

  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:)

  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.

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

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

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

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


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  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~

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

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

  12. Very pretty! They would make great brooches!

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

  14. SO pretty :)!

    I'll like to invite you to share this at my FIRST EVER linky party :) @


  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:

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

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

  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

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

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


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