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« on: August 12, 2007 07:50:40 AM »

SO! I have been busy lol. I saw something similar to these in a fancy pants shop... but then when I came to make them they turned into something totally different lol. Look nothing like I intended anymore.
So here they are. Mainly made of up glass pearls and some random beads.

The flowers come off and can be used as brooches.

Thanks for looking

A few people have asked for a tutorial for the flowers. It's so simple I'll just explain, but if anyone needs any pictures then I'll do some. But I think it'll be just fine  Grin
I'll explain the green one but the purple one was the same technique, only different materials.
You will need -
Fake flowers
Needle and cotton
A pretty fabric (I used net)
Pretty bits (I used some feathers, ribbon and beads, but you can use anything!)
Brooch finding

Step 1 - Run to a florist/place that sells fake flowers. Get some funky ones.

Step 2 - Go home. Take apart the flower. Lay all the pieces out infront of you (in size order). You should have a few pieces but won't need to use all the petals (unless you want some kind of mega flower).

Step 3 - Choose some pretty stuff! My flower was made from an organza type of material, so I chose some green net which was slighty darker. My flower had 8 petals. Petal number 1 I kept original, number 2 I drew round and cut out of the net, number 3 original, number 4 net and so on. So you should end up with 4 petals you won't use.

Step 4 - Rebuild your flower. Just put all the pieces back together how they were before only using your 'new' petals instead of the original. I used a mixture of glue and sewing to make sure it wouldn't fall apart. I also added some small green feathers inbetween a couple of the layers at this point. My fake flower came with the flower 'middle' already, but you could easily make one or stick a little button if you don't have a middle.

Step 5 - Then it's time to glue your flower to the brooch finding. First, I glued some green organza and a little string of beads to the brooch back, then glued the flower ontop.

Step 6 - Stick it on your necklace, coat, bag, wherever! On the necklace, you just 'pin' the brooch through the jump ring that holds the tripple stranded part to the single strand part.

Step 7 - Feel happy.

My next plan is to make a 2 tone one.

I would love to see if you made any  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007 07:58:57 AM »

oooooooo i am in love with the second one!!!!! good job  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007 09:55:13 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous and would make fantastic presents for freinds.

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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2007 02:40:27 PM »

I don't know what the ones you looked at were like - but they couldn't be any better than these! They are fabulous!!! I love them!!!

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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2007 03:17:12 PM »

I love these! How did you make the flower part? Can you show us some type of tute pretty please? Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2007 03:29:57 PM »

These are really awesome!! Nice job
By the way- it's nice to see another Sally!!!  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2007 03:41:47 PM »

These necklaces have style, good job. They kind of look saloon girl to me  Cheesy I would love to know how you made the flowers. I'd like to make something similar into a fascinator.
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2007 05:26:26 PM »

these are beautiful!  I especially like the brown/bronze beads.  And great job on the flowers.

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2007 06:06:59 PM »

These are so awesome ! What are the fluffy looking beads in the last picture ? Ribbon?

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007 06:10:51 PM »

I love them all. They kind of remind me of the flapper era.

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