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Pink Beaded Flowers

Make these pink beaded flowers to use in our pink and silver holiday arrangement.

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • 26-gauge wire

  • 2 mm beads

  • Petal-shaped bead

  • Chain-nose pliers

  • Wire cutters

  • 30-gauge silver wire

  • Flower-center beads

  • Glue

steps

  1. Make the first petal: Cut a 12-inch length of 26-gauge wire. Slide a 2 mm bead onto the wire. Secure bead by looping and twisting wire as shown in our illustration. Slide a long petal-shaped bead onto the wire, below the first bead.

  2. Make additional petals: Pull wire back against the long bead, creating a V shape. Slide a long petal-shaped bead onto the wire, followed by a 2 mm bead. Using chain-nose pliers and your hands, feed the wire back through the long bead and out the other end. Repeat the process until you have made five petals total.

  3. After finishing the last petal, wrap excess wire around the base of the first petal; secure by continuing to wrap the wire over and under the bases of the other petals. Cut wire near base.

  4. Make flower centers: Cut a 3-inch length of 30-gauge silver wire. Slide a 2 mm bead onto the wire, stopping at the wire's halfway point. Twist the wire at base of the bead to secure. Slide one flower-center bead over wire until it abuts the small bead. Secure with a dab of glue.

  5. Insert wire into middle of flower petals. Wrap wire under base of petals, and trim excess. Repeat process to make more flowers.

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