Here is something that you can use as a brooch, a pendant or a decorative piece – DIY Wire Jewelry Tutorial: Wired Beaded Flowers! Perfect for a weekend project 🙂
Grab your favorite colors of seed beads. Why don’t you try fuschia? It’s currently included on Exclusive Deals for DIY Beading Club for only $.023 per gram!
As for the tools, you need your wire cutter. If I may suggest, grab one from our Exclusive Deals for only $12.80 and you already have a complete set of tools.
Step 1: First layer of flower
Prepare a roll of copper and start inserting seed beads. You need to have about 80cm of copper wire threaded with seed beads. Adjust the length if you like smaller or bigger flower. When you have enough seed beads you can tie a loose knot at the beginner of the wire to prevent the seed beads from falling off the copper wire.
At the other side, leave about 7cm of wire without seed beads. Cut off the wire and tie a small loose knot as well. The knot will prevent the seed beads from dropping out from the wire.
Now, weave the wire around your 2 fingers and from a figure 8 till the end of the wire.
Place the start of the seeded wire in between the index and middle fingers. Bring the seeded wire to the back of the finger and bring it back the front the of the middle finger.
Bring the seeded wire to the back of your middle finger and bring it up to the front by passing through the gap between your index and middle fingers.
Continue the same figure 8 weaving pattern until you reach the end of seeded wire.
As we are going to tie up the wire and the joint between the 2 fingers, remove the excess seed beads that are beyond the middle point.
Now, go back to the starting point and grab and bend the wire (where you left it without seed beads earlier) and bring it the to the back through the gap between the 2 fingers. Then bring it to the right from the back and to the left (front) to wrap the joint.
Wrap around the joint a few times to tighten the flower.
Untie the knot on the other end of the wire and remove the extra seed beads.
Use the remaining wire to wrap around the joint.
Now twist the two excess wires a few times to secure the joint.
Spread out the petals to make into a flower.
Step 6: Second layer of flower
Now, let’s begin with a second layer of petals.
Cut approximately 6cm x 0.3mm copper wire and insert 7 pieces of teardrop beads.
Join the wires together and cross one end of the wire to the first teardrop bead.
Bend the wire towards the center.
Take a 6mm round bead and thread into one of the wires.
Bring this wire to the back of the petal and to the other end of the wire and wrap it 1 time onto the wire in between the teardrop beads to secure the position.
Bring up your first layer of flower and attached the second layer of flower by inserting the extended wires into the petals and bring them to the back of the petals.
Twist the wire at the back to tighten the petals. Do not cut off the excess wire, yet. Set aside. Voila! You have a wire beaded flower 🙂
Now, take a look at how Jane of XQDesigns used her wired beaded flower 🙂 It’s now a bangle! 😀
You can even do variations. Use the same technique in creating the flower but put your own style on the bangle design 🙂
Hope you like our DIY Wire Jewelry Tutorial for today 🙂 Happy weekend everyone!