A Bouquet of Flowers wire jewelry tutorial

wire flower bouquet tutorial

A bouquet of flowers is always a delight but, sadly, often a short-lived one. In contrast, this gorgeous bouquet complete with its own precious vase will give you years of pleasure.  Aimed at the more advanced wireworker, this project incorporates a wealth of interesting and useful techniques.  The most important part of this design is the frame.  It must be sturdy and rigid so that you can wrap the thinner wires onto it without fear of distortion.  Don’t worry if your mandrel is not exactly the same size, the principle is still the same.

I have chosen bronze for the frame for its particular strength and rigidity but other metals are equally suitable just make sure they are properly hardened.  This tutorial will also teach you how to make those pretty flowers.  For a cheaper version, use seed beads or for a more luxurious version Swarovski crystals.

Type of jewelry: Pendant

Difficulty: Advanced

Steps:34, Pages:19, Photos:39

Materials:

  • 40cm(18 inches) of 1mm/18 gauge Round Bronze Wire
  • 3m/10ft of 0.32mm/28 gauge Round Wire
  • 30 3mm beads (colour A)
  • 30 3mm beads (colour B)
  • 10 2mm metal beads

Tools:

  • Chain or bent nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Nylon jaw pliers
  • Hammer and anvil
  • Tape measure/ruler
  • 5cm (3/16th in) mandrel
  • Polishing cloth
  • Marker pen

 

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