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Topic: Help me with my wedding boutonnieres PLEASE  (Read 1806 times)
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« on: May 15, 2011 06:45:53 PM »

I found this on the internet and for the life of me can not figure out how to make these. I know it cant be that hard or maybe it is. Ive got the wire, beads, ribbon and some tape. Ive tried all different ways.. Can someone please help? Ive looked all over the web for a tut..
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011 05:18:47 AM »

Here's how I would approach it. Start with your beads, some craft wire, probably 24 or 22 gauge, and a pin back. Cut wires bout 6" long. Thread 1-3 beads on a wire, fold it in half, and gently twist it to keep the bead in place at the end. It looks like they used about 7 stems in the photo, so make about 7 of these. Then gather them into a bouquet, and twist the stems all together. About an 1 1/2" or 2" from the bottom of the beads, fold the twisted stem up toward the beads. Glue your pin back to the back of the wires using E6000 and let it dry. Then wrap the stem and pin back together with some more wire, ribbon, or, what it looks like in the photo, some kind of wire mesh. Use glue if needed to secure the ribbon. Trim off the stem end wires, and you're done!

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011 02:38:08 PM »

I agree with Feast Your Eyes. It looks like that's exactly what they've done! Smiley Good luck!

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011 06:14:44 PM »

I have a book called, Creating Wire and Beaded Jewelry by Linda Jones. In it there is a project called Bead Spray Brooch that would help you do make the boutonnier.

The trick is using 20 gauge wire for the coil and 28 gauge wire for the stems. When you are trying to wrap the stems together, use masking tape to keep everything in place.

If you can get your hands on the book, there is a group step-by-step picture tutorial that will walk you through the process. 

« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011 08:10:48 PM »

The brooch is really beautiful! Good and temperament! What brand?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011 07:55:36 PM »

Thank you guys so much! I got them all done  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2011 05:05:48 AM »

Thank you guys so much! I got them all done  Smiley

Pictures??? If you aren't too busy with other important preparations of course.

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