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Use wire and beads to create a stunning floral focal piece!
Beads for the petals (we used 210 3mm bicone crystals)
Large center bead (we used an 8mm margarita crystal)
Small center bead (we used a 3mm bicone crystal)
28 gauge wire
Try various bead shapes and sizes.
Choose a crystal or bead color.
Cut 2 feet of 28 gauge wire. String 3 beads.
Bring the beads to the center of the wire. Go back through two of the beads with one end of the wire.
Pull the wire taut.
String 3 beads on one end of the wire.
Thread the other end of the wire through the 3 beads you just strung.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 using 4 beads.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 using 5 beads.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 using 6 beads.
Begin decreasing the petal by repeating steps 5 and 6 using 5 beads.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 using 3 beads.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 using 2 beads. One petal of the petal set is complete.
To begin the second petal in the set, repeat steps 5 and 6 using 2 beads.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 using 2 beads.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 using 1 bead. This will complete the petal set.
Finish the end of the petal by threading one end of the wire through the row of 2 beads.
Using wire cutters, cut off the extra wire as close as you can to the beads.
Thread the other end of the wire through the row of 3 beads.
One petal set is complete.
Repeat steps 2 through 29 two more times for a total of 3 petal sets.
To combine the petal sets together to form a flower, cut a 1-foot length of wire. String the wire through the center of all 3 petal sets.
String a bead for the center of the flower. We used a crystal margarita bead.
String a smaller, stopper bead. We used a 3mm bicone.
Go down through the margarita bead.
Go back down through the center of all three petals.
Pull the wire taut. The two pieces of wire can now be used to attach the flower to various components.
Once the flower is attached, adjust the petals so they are even.