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1  Fabric Flower TUTE!!!! (Pic Heavy) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by LauraNewkirk on: June 21, 2011 07:04:28 AM

These are the supplies that you will need when making a fabric flower. Hot glue gun, scissors, fabric (of any color) and a gem.

I doubled my fabric so it would be thicker. Cut a 2inch strip of fabric.

Fold one end in to make a triangle. Glue here to keep this down.

From the smallest end, start rolling the fabric in. Start gluing to keep the fabric in place.

The top/middle of the flower should look like this.

With the rest of the fabric start to roll the fabric away from the middle of the flower. Keep gluing in different spots to keep the fabric from falling apart.

In this picture you see that I'm holding the flower in my hand and turning the fabric tail away from the middle of the flower. There will be a little tail of fabric that you can hang onto when doing this step. (We will deal with that in a bit.) Now just roll the fabric away from the middle and keep gluing to keep it together. When continuing around the flower you will place the fabric around the sides to make the flower grow.

Make sure you leave a tail of fabric so that you can glue this last bit of fabric to the back of your flower so it can stay together.

When you turn the flower over, here is the tail that you were hanging on to.

Just press down on this tail so that you can finish the flower.

*WARNING* Please when doing this step watch the glue because its HOT! (I burned my finger this time)
Take a glob of glue where the tail was then lay the extra fabric over the bottom of the flower.
(And if you notice at the top there is a bit of fabric hanging over. I will show you what I did with this below.)

I just glued the top part down.

When you turn it right side up your flower should look like this.

Now trim around the flower.

Then it should look like this.

Then you can add a gem or a pearl, however you want to jazz up your flower.

Then you can add it onto a ring blank.

You can make as big of flowers as you can think up. Just experiment with the sizes of fabric that you cut out with your flowers. Hope this helps and enjoy!

Also: If you don't like the fringes on the side of the fabric you can always hold the fabric close (not in or touching) a flame so the fabric doesn't unravel. But I like those fabric fly aways!
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2  Wire wrapped ear cuff!!!! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by LauraNewkirk on: June 20, 2011 09:10:42 PM
My first attempt at these awesome ear cuffs. I stumbleupon'd this tutorial and had to try it out myself. What an easy accessory! I could make thousands if it wasn't for the fact that I ran out of wire!

Thanks for looking!
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3  Wire Wrapped Heart Bead!!! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by LauraNewkirk on: June 06, 2011 12:43:43 PM
I seem to be getting better with wrapping my glass beads. Bought this glass heart at a local shop and wrapped it. Then used an existing gold necklace that was just laying around. Many complements from friends and family just on this piece! 

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4  Fabric Flower Rings & Things in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by LauraNewkirk on: May 06, 2011 10:58:54 AM

Ever since trying these fabric flowers, I'm obsessed with them and putting these flowers on EVERYTHING!
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