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« on: August 25, 2009 08:54:11 PM »

Hi!  Me again with another piece and tutorial made possible by the wonderful exchange program from Dottyral at Totally Tutorials (http://totallytutorials.blogspot.com).
You can see her original post here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314059.msg3613416#msg3613416
In exchange for a bunch of awesome beads and findings provided by blacksheepbeads (http://blacksheepbeads.etsy.com) I agreed to write up a little tutorial.  Yay!

One thing that I love about this collaboration  is that it is such a challenge to use the pieces to create something fun.
I was really happy with how this all came together. 

Presenting the Copper Flower necklace with matching earrings!



Its fun and easy to make your own!
Materials:



Copper Daisy Findings/Caps.
Teeny Tiny Caps
Copper wire for stringing
Small copper beads
 
After seeing the daisy I knew that I wanted to add some interest to it by creating layer of petals.  In a moment of inspiration I realized that I could bend it into an interesting cup shape which was added along with the teeny caps and the copper bead  to make the flower.  I knew at once that these flowers would look stunning as a necklace.  I used the remaining pieces to make a set of matching earrings!  I used 18 gauge wire to make the chain, clasp, and the earwire.


To make the 3D flower:

Bend up the petals of the Copper Daisy Findings/Caps.to form a large cup
Nest the pieces as shown: Daisy, large cup, teeny cup, and copper bead

To make the earrings:

Use wire to connect the pieces stringing it thru the copper bead and then thru the rest of the pieces
Twist the wire (as shown) over 2 petals and around to the other side so that the beads will stay together
Secure and make a loop in the back
Attach to earwire

To make the pendant:

Use wire to connect the pieces stringing it thru the copper bead and then thru the rest of the pieces
Pull the ends of the wire apart to keep the flower in place
Continue to add 3D flowers 
Form loops at both ends
Weave ends back thru the piece to give it added strength
Attach chain

Backs when done:



Enjoy!


I love the warmth that copper conveys.  Yum!  And with summer just about over it will be nice to have this as a reminder of the sunny days during wintertime! Smiley

Thank you Dotty (Totally Tutorials http://totallytutorials.blogspot.com) and Pam (blacksheepbeads http://blacksheepbeads.etsy.com) for this great exchange!!!

Have a great day everyone!!  C & C are most appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009 04:05:25 AM »

I LOVE the look of those flowers!  Beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2009 05:43:45 AM »

This tut is simple and easy! Thanks for posting it!! :]
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011 07:20:22 PM »

I love this. Will have to try it soon. I'm thinking it would make a great pin for clothing.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011 08:08:41 AM »

Great tutorial, I love how 3D the flowers ended up. Good job!
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011 09:45:50 AM »

Love it!! Thanks for sharing.
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