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« on: September 14, 2010 05:51:20 AM »

I saw this on Etsy:


Isn't it beautiful!  How would you go about making it?


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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010 06:29:50 AM »

Just put a wire through a bead and a silver bail and embellish it however you want.

Rock, paper, scissors? Why, yes, I've used them all.
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010 10:24:37 AM »

Here's one way it could be done, if I can envision the steps right:

...buy a "hollow" flower bead, or any other bead that's hollow but open on the bottom side
...make 3 bead dangles by threading a pearl onto each of 2 "head pins" (see below), and a pearl plus a silver bead onto the 3rd head pin
...trim each bead dangle to the length you want it to hang down from the top/inside part of the flower bead, plus 3/4" more to allow for making a simple loop at the top of each dangle
...twist open the loop of an "eye pin," and thread the loops of the 3 dangles onto it... then close the loop again
...thread that eye-pin-with-dangles up through the hole in the flower, from the bottom
...thread a bead cap (one that will fit your flower or other bead) and a pearl onto the extruding shank
...then form a "simple loop" at the top of the free end of the eye pin, trimming it to about 3/4" first if necessary...or you can create a "wrapped-loop" like this person did (don't trim in this case until you've finished wrapping under the loop)

pics of head pins and eye pins (#1 and #2):
a small and large bead being threaded onto a head pin:

instructions/pics of simple loop and wrapped loop:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/wire.htm (click on Basic Wire Shapes, then scroll down to the section on Simple Loops and on Wrapped Loops)

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