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Roses with baby's breathHyacinthTazetta daffodilLilac treePassionflowers

 

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

  • brass wire (0,30 mm)
  • green wire (0,31 mm)
  • beige/dull yellow beads, size 11/0
  • orange beads, size 11/0
  • green beads, size 11/0
  • green flower tape
  • flower stem/stalk wire
     
 

Use 13 pieces of messing wire, size aprrox. 20 cm:

  1. Place 15 beads on a wire and bend it in the middle. Wind the ends together.
  2. Now insert another wire through the 1st till the 7th en place 8 beads on the top wire, wind the wire ends together.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until 12 pieces of wire are used. Insert the last wire from the top beads 1 - 7 at the left side of the row. Insert the top side of the last wire (place 1 bead on the wire first) from the top to the bottom through beads 1 - 7 at the right side of the row.
  4. Wind the ends of the last wire together. With this action, you will close the circle.

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Follow these instructions to create the stamen:
  1. String 6 green beads on 25 cm brass wire. Insert the left side of the wire through the 3 outmost right beads.
  2. Pull the wire tightly together to create a little ring. 
    Be sure to keep the beads in the middle of the wire.

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  1. Stick the stamen in the middle of the orange calyx and wind the wire end around the already existing stem of the calyx.

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Use 40 cm brass wire to create the petals.
  1. Use beige/dull yellow beads and string, according to basic technique 1, the following amount of beads in the middle of the wire: 1-1-1.
  2. Place 1 bead on the 2 wires. Further string 6 beads on both wires.
  3. Again place 2 beads on the 2 wires. Now place 12 beads on the right wire. Insert this wire through the 3rd upper bead.
  4. Place another 12 beads on this wire and join the 2 wires again by placing 2 beads on the 2 wires.
  5. Pull the wires tightly together. Now place 17 beads on the longest wire en insert through the 2nd upper bead.
  6. Place another 17 beads on this wire and join the 2 wires again by placing 2 beads on the 2 wires.
  7. Pull the wires tightly together. Now place 23 beads on the longest wire and insert through the upper bead.
  8. Place another 23 beads on this wire and join the 2 wires by winding the ends together.

Create 6 petals for 1 flower.

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Putting the daffodil together:
  1. Wind 3 petals around the back of the calyx and keep them at an exact distance
  2. Place another 3 petals behind the calyx, behind the earlier placed petals.
  3. Wind down the stem 5 cm with flower tape.
  4. Wind down the stem 5 cm with green wire.

Create 4 flowers to make up 1 daffodil.

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To finish off the flower, you need a 25 cm flower stem.
Take a stem that's strong enough to hold the flowers so that they don't bend over. You could take 2 stems of both 25 cm for extra firmness.
  1. Take 3 flowers and attach them to the iron stem. Leave 6 cm between the flowers and the top of the stem.
  2. Wind down the stem with flower tape, starting 1 cm above the top of the iron stem, so that you will leave 5 cm free from the tape to the flowers.
    Wind down until the stem is fully covered.
  3. Wind down the stem with green wire. Leave about 3 cm of the flower free and wind down till 10 cm above the end of the stem.
  4. You could eventually cover up the remains of the wire with flower tape.

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Make 10 flowers at least to create a nice composition and place them in a vase.