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Roses with baby's breathHyacinthTazetta daffodilLilac treePassion flowers

 

 
Requisites:
(click here for information on beads & wire)

  • brass wire (0,30 mm)
  • green craft wire (0,31 mm)
  • white beads, size 11/0
  • green beads, size 11/0
  • pink beads, size 11/0 (use any color you like for the roses)
  • flower stem/stalk wire
  • flower tape
     
 
  1. Make a start with basic technique 1.
  2. Next make a leaf with the following amount of beads:
    1-2-4-6-8-10-11.
  3. Place 9 beads on one wire end, and insert the wire through the 1st bead on the petal. (Dependent on the size of beads used, you can also place 8 or 10 beads.)
  4. Place another 9 beads on the other wire end, and insert the wire through the 1st bead on the petal also.
  5. Pull the wire ends tight together and wind them together for about 1 cm.  The result is one rose petal.

Make 8 petals for 1 rose.   

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  The petals must be wound around an anther:

  1. Take 30 cm of brass wire and place 7 beads in the middle of the wire. Take one wire end, miss 3 beads and insert the wire back through the remaining 4 beads.
  2. Place 7 beads, as close to the already placed beads, on one of the wire ends. Miss 3 beads and insert the wire back through the remaining 4 beads.
  3. Place 7 beads on the other wire end and repeat step 2. Wind the wire ends together.

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Next to make are the sepals:
  1. Use basic technique 1.
    Use green craft wire and string the following amount of beads:
    1-2-3-3-3-2-1.

Make 6 sepals for 1 rose.

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Next are the green leaves:
  1. Use basic technique 1.
    Use green craft wire and string the following amount of beads:
    2-3-4-5-5-5-4-3-2-1.
  2. Make 5 leaves and wind the first 3 leaves together. Wind a stem for about 1 cm. Now place the other 2 leaves around the stem and wind further down.

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Finally the baby's breath:

Place an amount of white beads on the green craft wire.

  1. Take 3 beads and place them 15 cm from the wire end. Press the beads together and wind down for about 1 cm.
  2. Take another 3 beads and place them 1 cm from the end of the first braid.
  3. Press the beads together and wind down for about 1 cm.
  4. Make another braid with 3 beads.
  5. Take the wire ends and wind them down for about 2 cm. Place another 3 beads approx. 4 cm. from the end of the last braid. Press the beads together and wind down for about 1 cm.
  6. Make 2 other braids as described at points 1-4. Make 3 x 3 braids. Take the wire ends and wind them down until the end of the wire. Clip off the wire.

Make 3 branches of baby's breath per rose.

Remember that the distances may vary. It looks more natural.

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Putting the rose together:
  1. Use 40 cm of flower stem/stalk wire. Place the anther on the top of the stem. Eventually fasten it to the stem with floral tape.
  2. Place the 8 petals round the anther and fasten them with floral tape.
  3. Take the 6 sepals and place them directly under the petals. Fasten with floral tape.
  4. Wind the stem for about 2 cm down from the sepals.
    Attach 3 branches of babies breath and one branch of green leaves to the stem.
    Continue winding the stem down for about 7 cm and attach the 2nd branch of green leaves.
    Wind down until the end of the stem.
    Finish off the end of the stem with floral tape.
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Make 40 roses to create a beautiful full bouquet.