Beaded flowers provide beautiful decoration to a variety of items. They enhance hair accessories, embellish jewellery and adorn speciality clothes. These lovely pieces look intricately designed, yet can be hand made by a simple process.
Cut a piece of wire 9 inches in length.
String 14 beads onto the wire and centre them.
Fashion a loop with the beads and twist the wire to form a "petal."
Take the long end of the wire and string 24 more beads.
Form another loop and twist the wire to create a second layer of the "petal."
Taking the longer end of wire, once again, string 33 beads and fashion the final layer of "petal" to this wire.
Repeat steps 1 through 6 until you have 10 beaded petals with three layers each.
Layer five of the petals on top of each other and twist the wires to form one stem.
Repeat step 2 with the other five petals.
Stack the two layers of petals on top of one another and join their stems by twisting them around each other.
Push out the petals and spread them to form a complete flower. Manoeuvre the petals until you achieve a desired appearance.
Coil the wire and push it flat against the flower, trimming off any excess.
Cut a circle out of felt to cover the wire on the back of the flower.
Glue the felt to the back of the flower using a glue gun.
Things you need
- Craft wire
- Wire cutters
- 10/0 seed beads
- Hot glue gun
- Glue stick