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Flower Beaded Bracelet

Here's a way to put those freshly-picked backyard blooms to use! String them into one-of-a-kind bracelets. They are perfect for Mother's Day, a kid's birthday party, or any day that needs a colorful pick-me-up.

Photography: Manal Aman

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

Use the flowers you picked up during outdoor walks and hikes, to make this easy-breezy spring accessory. Here, we used kalanchoe flowers, but any small, lightweight buds will do. Try using pink cherry blossoms, baby's breath, bluebells, chamomile, flowering dogwood, and forget-me-nots. You can add lobster clasps and jump rings or another combination of jewelry hardware, but we kept it simple by bending the wire into a hook. If its for a special event, we recommend making it on the day for optimum freshness. You should also store your bracelet in the fridge when not in use.

 

For more ideas, browse our other Handmade Bracelets

materials

  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Beads
  • Fresh small flowers
  • Floral tape

steps

  1. To measure your wrist for a bracelet, wrap the floral wire around your wrist and add 1/2 of an inch on either ends; cut off excess using wire cutters.

  2. Shape a loop on one end of the wire and begin adding beads.

  3. Cut kalanchoe flower bunches to half-inch stems; carefully insert the stems through the floral wire and secure with floral tape. Arrange approximately 4-5 bunches together. For a neater finish, insert the last bunch of flowers across the stem, instead of through it.

  4. Thread beads on either side; when finished, shape the end of the floral wire into a hook; this will go through the loop created on the other end of the floral wire.

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