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« on: September 29, 2010 01:08:29 PM »

I've seen a lot of people making flowers by cutting petals and melting the edges with a candle flame to make them curl, using polyester fabrics.

So I took that idea and turned it into my own.



For each flower, I cut three different sized petals, about eight of each size. I did this for three different sized petals. Instead of a poly-blend, I used a raw-silk material.



After cutting and burning the petals, I layered them and sewed them, which was a tedious and obnoxious affair. But turned out awesome.



After the flowers were finished, I glued the rhinestones to the center, mounted it on two layers of stiff-felt.  I punched a whole in the bottom of the felt in the out flowers to hang the layered chain, and then punched new holes in the top outer flowers for the rest of the chain.  It was a simple idea, but the execution actually took a bit because of all the cutting, and burning the edges of every petal individually. But I think it was worth it.



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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010 01:18:13 PM »

Very pretty!  I think you've inspired me! 
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010 01:58:06 PM »

this came out great i made one but i don't know how to attach them to a chain i was thinking of glueing one of those flat metal things that has 2 curved loops in the back I'm not sure what they are called but I'm still working on it lol i  hope to get it some day to put it up on here and wear it lol but urs is so awesome
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010 02:04:31 PM »

Beautiful! So professional looking.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010 02:35:08 PM »

this came out great i made one but i don't know how to attach them to a chain i was thinking of glueing one of those flat metal things that has 2 curved loops in the back I'm not sure what they are called but I'm still working on it lol i  hope to get it some day to put it up on here and wear it lol but urs is so awesome
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I sewed them to a small circle of stiff black felt, with holes punched in each side to attach jewelry hoops. It also helped to support the flower and make it lay flat.  They tend to be a little top heavy on chains, and fall forward without the base.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010 05:34:58 PM »

so pretty! I love it!
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