How to Make Beaded Flowers

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Beaded flowers provide beautiful decoration to a variety of items. They enhance hair accessories, embellish jewelry and adorn specialty clothes. These lovely pieces look intricately designed, yet can be hand made by a simple process.

Things You'll Need

  • Craft wire
  • Wire cutters
  • 10/0 seed beads
  • Felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue stick

Beading the petals

  • Cut a piece of wire 9 inches in length.

  • String 14 beads onto the wire and center them.

  • Fashion a loop with the beads and twist the wire to form a "petal."

  • Take the long end of the wire and string 24 more beads.

  • Form another loop and twist the wire to create a second layer of the "petal."

  • Taking the longer end of wire, once again, string 33 beads and fashion the final layer of "petal" to this wire.

  • Repeat steps 1 through 6 until you have 10 beaded petals with three layers each.

Forming the Flower

  • Layer five of the petals on top of each other and twist the wires to form one stem.

  • Repeat step 2 with the other five petals.

  • Stack the two layers of petals on top of one another and join their stems by twisting them around each other.

  • Push out the petals and spread them to form a complete flower. Maneuver the petals until you achieve a desired appearance.

  • Coil the wire and push it flat against the flower, trimming off any excess.

  • Cut a circle out of felt to cover the wire on the back of the flower.

  • Glue the felt to the back of the flower using a glue gun.

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  • Photo Credit Beadsinbloom/Flickr.com
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